Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, Scranton

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The Lackawanna Coal Mine is a museum and retired coal mine located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Visitors board a mine car and descend the #190 slope into the Clark Vein of coal. At the foot of the shaft the visitors begin an hour-long guided tour through the main gangway of the mine and stop at various points to discuss different aspects of the anthracite mining industry. Visitors then leave the Clark Vein via a rock tunnel and stop in the Dunmore #1 Vein. Once in the Dunmore #1, transportation and mining in a fault room are discussed. As the tour continues down the rock tunnel the group stops at the peg shanty to meet the fire boss and discuss his role in mining operations. The tour then continues on to the Dunmore #2 Vein and discusses working in small veins of coal, air doors and their role in ventilation, door boys or nippers, second means of exit from the mine and company store. The tour concludes where the miners ended their final days within the mine in November 1966.
The tour is open seven days a week from April 1 to November 30 and is closed only on Thanksgiving Day. Temperatures within the mine are around a constant of 50-.
Adjacent to the mine tour is the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum with exhibits on Northeastern Pennsylvania's mining and industrial history. The address of the mine is at Bald Mountain Rd, Scranton, PA 18504 For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Scranton holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This coal mine tour is very interesting and a very cool activity to do in the area. You ride down in the coal miner car to about 800 feet below the ground where the car stops and you get out to start....  more
    This coal mine tour is very interesting and a very cool activity to do in the area. You ride down in the coal miner car to about 800 feet below the ground where the car stops and you get out to start....  more »
  • cool experience, well worth the admission fee, great tour guide, was nice that he had family ties to the mine for several generations so very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions 
    cool experience, well worth the admission fee, great tour guide, was nice that he had family ties to the mine for several generations so very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions  more »
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  • I am a huge Office fan and convinced my husband that Scranton is where I wanted to go for a little anniversary getaway. The Lackawanna Coal Mine is one of the places listed on the Office Self walking tour. We went first thing the morning of April 23rd and was on the 11am tour with Deanna. She was 100% amazing. She was a wealth of information but she presented it with humor and fun. She seriously was so engaging. We are going to come back in the near future (we live 2 hrs away) with our kids because we think they would enjoy it too. We hope we get Deanna again. The ride down into the coal mine was my favorite.
  • We had a spectacular time in the mine tour this Mother’s Day! Our tour guide, Jim “Awesome” Scanlon really was hilarious and super informative. He kept our inquisitive seven year old engaged and interested the entire time. The tour itself is eye opening and gives a new appreciation of what the coal miners’ lives were like. Worth it if you’re in the area!

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