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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Unexpected surprise

You walk into the mines and see different spots where the workers worked most of their life, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Silke H
via mobile
too busy for you!

This place has great ratings and I trust the tour is great when they are not busy . . . but they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James D
Salem, New Jersey
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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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“coal mine” (177 reviews)
McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You walk into the mines and see different spots where the workers worked most of their life, the guide explains what people do depending on their age and wealth, how things were organised down there and so much more! It is really an amazing experience...More

Thank Silke H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has great ratings and I trust the tour is great when they are not busy . . . but they were "sold out" as the hand written sign said at the front desk when we got there. And I would be fine with...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have now been to all 3 coal mine tours in NE PA. We have like them all. This is our favorite but the guide ( a teen) did not have the knowledge to answer questions about the mine. The other tours had a coal...More

Thank FamilyTime23
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't skip the mine tour when you visit the Anthracite Museum. You will need to reserve your spot early and be ready to board before the time they tell you. If you have a large group you may not be able to tour together. This...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience what it was like working in the coal mines in the Lackawanna County, PA area on a daily basis this tour is definitely for you. This mine once employed quite a few people in the area, but is now only...More

Thank RSGrosse1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a compromise after spending 4 days in Cape May. My husband is not a beach goer so this was his idea of a good time. Much to my amazement I enjoyed it too! Our grand daughters ages 10 & 11 also had a...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took advantage of a rainy day to visit the mine. You really get a sample of what it was like - whether man or boy - working there.

Thank altanta-annie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by here on our way home from a vacation in the Poconos. Very interesting and informative. I am a bit claustrophobic but was ok. Paths are fairly wide and well lit, but most were wet or damp. Wear a jacket.

Thank Sugarsm0m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tony was an wonderful tour guide. We have seen various shows on PBS and the Discovery channel, but they don't even come close to seeing it in person. They take you down into the mines (about 250 feet under ground), where you get to see...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After traveling past Scranton, for years, on the way to upstate western New York, we finally stayed in the area and took the last tour of the day. As you travel backward in a covered tram train into the mine, you get out at about...More

1  Thank ngurzo
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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.