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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Awesome tour!

Great and informative tour of a working coal mine. Tony was a great tour guide! This is a must see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Goin' down down down

10.00 gets you a ticket on a coal car trolly to 200 feet underground and an hour with a group and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carl R
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The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness old-time miners, some as young as seven or eight, had to face. While you won’t have to deal with poisonous gases, you will feel the chill. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is open from April 1st through November 30th and is closed only on Thanksgiving Day.
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McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and informative tour of a working coal mine. Tony was a great tour guide! This is a must see in Scranton.

Thank Nicyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10.00 gets you a ticket on a coal car trolly to 200 feet underground and an hour with a group and a guide exploring a non-working coal mine. Very well explained, good humor, you come away with a real appreciation of how easy your life...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this tour to the inside of the coal mine to be very interesting. We all wore hard hats as we descended down 300 feet beneath the earth into the coal mine. We went on a coal car backwards down to the historic mine...More

Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Tram takes you 300 feet underground. The park rangers take you on a tour that shows you just how hard a life the coal miners had during that period. As a local actor, I played a miner in an interactive show above ground and in...More

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

For a small fee, experience the life of a coal miner by going down into a once working coal mine. Volunteer guides tell you the history in coal mining which was the main source of employment in the area in the early 1900's.

Thank Pat N
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This coal mine tour is a once in a lifetime experience. Very rarely are you given such a detailed and informative tour about the history of what drove our nation. You literally feel like a coal miner heading down into the depths to work. They...More

Thank HenryLabs10
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

First visit to this old coal mine. Take a 300ft trip on coal car to bottom of the mine. From there the tour guide takes you around for about an hour. Absolutely fascinating tour inside the coal mine. Hard to imagine how difficult it must...More

Thank dgouldd
Reviewed 6 November 2017

we were very fortunate to get a tour with just 3 people. had lots of time with the guide to ourselves. i had worked in an iron mine and found this trip to be very enjoyable and brought back memories. This mine is reached by...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Absolutely wonderful tour to get the experience of how the coal mine started and what the coal workers and miners had to endure. Don’t miss the film about coal mining. The tour is reasonable and lasts an hour. Just be sure you are not claustrophobic...More

Thank Chris613
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have been on cave and cavern tours all over and thought this would be similar, not a all. the ride down in the coal cart really set the tone that your are going to work. Seeing how the structure of how mining worked, the...More

Thank Peter B
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Gina G
7 September 2016|
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Response from LAKFL | Reviewed this property |
Hitching a ride with a group going back up is the best way but if you have no problem going down in the car you should have no problem in the mine because the car is a bit cramp. The leader did show us a shaft that... More
Ed A
19 July 2016|
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Response from LisaMLew | Reviewed this property |
"Handicap accessible with some restrictions"... From their website. Call ahead for more info
20 March 2016|
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Response from LAKFL | Reviewed this property |
I am 6'1". I was ok for the most part. There are a few areas that are a little low but as a tall guy I sometimes get used to it.