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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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A great learning experience

How many of you know you could tell where the coal; miner's children lived in the winter? When... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waverly, Pennsylvania
Great Tour BUT Poor & Rude Customer Service in Gift Shop

Very interesting and educational tour and worth the trip if in the area! Really humbling experience... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago

How many of you know you could tell where the coal; miner's children lived in the winter? When there was a mining disaster, were the children counted in the death toll? Why were they there? Take the tour and find out. It is no wonder...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and educational tour and worth the trip if in the area! Really humbling experience to see the life a coal miner and all their hard work and sacrifice along with the dangers of their occupation. I went with my entire family, and we...More

Thank amypecic2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the mine tour and the museum on property. We arrived at the gift shops to immediately reserve our tour time. With 45 minutes to wait, we soaked in all the displays, museum info, props for pictures and the movie which set the...More

1  Thank LorenaFmOrlando
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Take a trip down in a real coal mine. I went with my young kids and felt safe the entire time. A nice museum at top and a nice town park near the entrance. I've never been anywhere like this before. Go!

Thank ianschneller
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Lots of information packed into this tour. Our tour guide Tony was the greatest. He is very knowledgeable and a wealth of information on mining. He has some great stories to tell. Do yourself a favor and visit the mine. Dress warm and be sure...More

Thank 789larrya
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our tour guide was great! Explained everything and had a sense of humor. The tour was quite interesting. I can't imagine how it really must have been back then. Bring a sweater. It's chilly in the mine. The museum is very nice, also.

Thank Madeline B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is truly one of the greatest tours I have ever been on. You descend into the mine in a mine cart of sorts, and you are 300' below ground! The tour guide takes you through this massive mine, telling you its stories of the...More

1  Thank Justin C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Just recently visited there for the 1st time since I was a kid. I was able to definately appreciate it more being an adult even though nothing has been updated in many years. The kids had a good time although didnt pay much attention to...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Be prepared to go underground and be transported to the turn of the century when coal was king in the Scranton area. The tour is well run and we actually had a retired miner give us the tour. You'll need a jacket, because when you...More

Thank jack s
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This coal mine tour was such an eye opener for learning the difficulties of being a coal worker. The tour guides are actual coal workers from other mines (ours was from WV) and definitely paint a realistic picture of the work they do. The ride...More

Thank Bean-Buggles
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Gina G
6 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
19 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.