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Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine

215 Shop Hollow Road, Pocahontas, VA 24635
+1 276-945-2134
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Easy stroll, very informative. The ladies working there are very nice and friendly. $10 for the... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Beckley, West Virginia
My uncle worked in this mine in the 1930s.

I visited the mine, but never went into it. I talked to local council member, and she became... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Vic C
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
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215 Shop Hollow Road, Pocahontas, VA 24635
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Easy stroll, very informative. The ladies working there are very nice and friendly. $10 for the tour. It's well worth the price.

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I visited the mine, but never went into it. I talked to local council member, and she became interested in learning more about him, and where he was buried. But she couldn't find the burial site after conducting searches for days. I obtained his death...More

Thank Vic C
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good easy stroll in a mine. Roomy enough and we'll lit. See relics and learn how things got done 4.5 stars. The navigator might take you on some interesting shortcuts. Don't go on empty tank.

Thank ralph spoil s
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This mine closed in 1954, but our tour guide worked in a mine nearby in the 70s and 80s. He was very informative. It is always cool and damp in here (50 or so). Tour takes about an hour, so bring a jacket. Also, water...More

1  Thank scodougle
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Drove up from NC to visit this exhibition mine in the small, former coal mining town of Pocahontas, Virginia. Our guide, Mr. Miller, was a retired miner and was quite knowledgeable about the history of the mine and how the "black diamonds" were extracted from...More

1  Thank Tyaskin
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Experienced miner took us through what use to be a working mine, explaining how the coal was extracted. We were allowed to look at actual equipment used to extract the coal as he recounted incidents that actually happened within the coal mines. Many artifacts were...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We couldn't go down the entire mine because of flooding, but they reduced the cost to $5 and it was still worth my time. The reviewers are right - the old miner tour guide did retire and we had a young girl. She did a...More

2  Thank wildokie
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

The tour is neat and interesting to see the exhibition mine, however the area look to be in disarray. The museum and area around the mine really showed it's age and lack of upkeep and maintenance. Restrooms had no paper or towels and water was...More

2  Thank Mtnman300
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

We spend lots of time in this area riding the ATV trails and really enjoyed this break in the riding to see a bit of what it was like in the mines.

1  Thank TravlinATVmom
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

I toured the mine as a pre-teen with my family along with other families from our Church. The mine made me understand the hard work involved in the coal industry. I admire all those who have devoted their working lives to this work. The town(s)...More

2  Thank Boonehawk
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13 October 2016|
Response from bdec22 |
Address: 215 Exhibition Mine Rd., Pocahontas, VA Directions: Coal Heritage Museum is next to the coal mine. Hours: T-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Phone: 276-945-2134 Admission: Adults $10.00