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“A must! ”

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Lansford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We Are Pet-Friendly And Fun For All Ages, So Let Us Turn Back The Hands Of Time And Take you To Where Coalmineing History Beings
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. It's so historical and keeps you in awe. Love how raw the tour was. Like they didn't make it glitz for tourist. It let's you feel the real deal. The family that runs the place were soooo nice!!!

1  Thank Lisa B
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Israel G, Manager at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

hank you so much for the positive feed back . our tour guides are very knowledgeable. we try to be At our best all the time Come Back Again And Let Your Friends Know About Us Thank You Again

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour! Our guide, Larry, was super informative and funny! It is cold in the mine but there are jackets you can use so it wasn't a big deal. The museum is nice, but the tour made it worth the visit.

1  Thank Jennifer T
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Israel G, Manager at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

thank you so much for the positive feed back . our tour guides are very knowledgeable. we try to be At our best all the time Come Back Again And Let Your Friends Know About Us Thank You Again

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I never been in a coal mine before, so I was looking forward to taking a day trip to Lansford to learn about this. I know that coal had a large impact on this country, so it was interesting to learn about its history in Pennsylvania. Driving through the area to Lansford and seeing all the abandoned buildings, I was sad to see where the dying industry left these small, former mining towns. The museum itself was a bit scattered, but the whole reason people really come here is for the tour of the coal mine and it made it worth the experience. The tour guide was informative and knew his stuff well. He's worked in a coal mine himself. Seeing the darkness with only a small light to guide your way, learning about the different gases in mines, hearing about the different techniques to get the coal, etc..., you can definitely get a picture of what they might of went through in this very dangerous job. It was cold and wet inside. The train ride was bumpy and loud. For only $10/adult, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Israel G, Manager at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

thank you so much for the positive feed back . our tour guides are very knowledgeable. we try to be At our best all the time Come Back Again And Let Your Friends Know About Us Thank You Again

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

*At 52 degrees F, this is a place to wear long pants (or jeans) and either a light jacket or long sleeve seasonal shirt, even during hottest days of year)*

Our tour lasted approx. 90 min... We had Larry, he was very funny and provided good education of the history and nature of mining. It begins with a bumpy ride inbound on the caged train cars was fun (watch your head).. and about 5/10 minutes later you disembark for the walking part of your cool, wet, rocky tour. Larry mixed in a lot of interpersonal humor along with his knowledge of the mine. There is plenty of time to ask questions. At 200 feet below the surface, it is nice to have lights. Towards the end of the tour he shuts them off to give you a look back in time which may spook you out! The walking tour seems not too strenuous, (for instance, we had a grandmother walking with a cane who seemed to hold up very well.) Then after looping around you re-board the train to take you back out towards daylight. There is a nice looking gift shop, although we were too pressed for time.

Highly recommended for all. (kids will love too).

2  Thank Philip P
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Israel G, Manager at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

thank you so much for the positive feed back . our tour guides are very knowledgeable. we try to be At our best all the time Come Back Again And Let Your Friends Know About Us Thank You Again

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

First of all it's 52° in the mine so you should wear long sleeve shirt or bring a light jacket. But if you forget, they have loaners for you to grab off the hanger as you exit the museum to enter the coal mine! This attraction would be very good and interesting for all ages. I have a bad knee and I wore flip-flops and it was easy for me to navigate. You enter the mine in a train and go about 1900 feet before you get out and walk about 50 feet to about four different parts. We had a young skinny man do our tour who look like he was still wet behind the ears. We were so shocked during the tour at his expertise and knowledge of the mine. He was an excellent tour guide. It was extremely educational. Our best stop this trip. $10 entry fee.

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Israel G, Manager at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

thank you so much for the positive feed back . our tour guides are very knowledgeable. we try to be At our best all the time Come Back Again And Let Your Friends Know About Us Thank You Again

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