Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train, Ashland

4.6
#287 of 2,735 in Things to do in Pennsylvania
Mine · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train
Pioneer Tunnel is a tourist attraction located in Ashland, PA. The tourist attraction has a coal mine tour, steam train ride, a gift shop, and food shop.

The Coal Mine Tour is described as a horizontal drift mine. Its level tunnel runs 1800 feet straight into the side of the Mahanoy Mountain. You make the trip in comfort, riding in open mine cars pulled by a battery-operated mine motor.

The steam train ride allows you to travel back through time on an old-time narrow gauge steam locomotive, the Henry Clay. Built in the 1920's, The Henry Clay takes you on a scenic three-quarter mile ride around the side of Mahanoy Mountain to show you another kind of mining called strip mining. You'll visit the Mammoth Stripping, an area where an unusually thick seam of anthracite known as the Mammoth Vein outcrops to the surface of the earth.
For Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train and beyond, use our Ashland road trip planning site to get the most from your Ashland vacation.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
289 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The staff was extremely friendly and we appreciated the time the operator's took to make it a personal experience. My children had a great time and I recommend this attraction to anyone who enjoys a.....  more
    The staff was extremely friendly and we appreciated the time the operator's took to make it a personal experience. My children had a great time and I recommend this attraction to anyone who enjoys a.....  more »
Google
  • Nice tour and steam train ride. Happy to see anthracite history preserved. A must experience if you're in the area as a tourist or even if you're a local looking to understand the roots of our region. The tour guides both in the mine and steam ride were professional and informative. The gift shop was nice and very fairly priced. My family will be back again
  • Our tour guide was beyond friendly and knowledgeable. Overall It was a really fun experience! They have a neat little gift shop with reasonable pricing. Happy that I went.

Plan your trip to Ashland

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.