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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

Explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine in Scranton, PA, that originally opened in 1860. Follow your guide through the winding underground gangways and tunnels past three different veins of coal. Listen as they take you back in time and show you how men and boys heroically worked to heat a nation and fuel the Industrial Revolution.





The Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour is a National Award Winning History Attraction. Descend slowly into the earth in a mine car as you enter the old Slope #190. Watch the sky slowly disappear. Soon you’ve reached “the foot”.  Then explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. 

Located at McDade Park in Scranton, PA, it brings mining history alive as you listen to your guide explain the fascinating methods used and the heroic efforts involved in deep mining’s history.





Open from April 1 through November 30 (closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day)

Tour Hours: 10AM - 3PM

The box office opens at 10:00 AM. While waiting for your tour you can watch our introductory video about mining in our theater that is located in the interpretive center where the tickets for the tour are sold.



PHONE: 1-800-238-7245 and 570-963-6463



  • ADULT            (13-64)        $10.00
  • SENIOR          (65+)             $9.50
  • MILITARY                              $9.00
  • CHILDREN     (3-12)            $7.50

Group Rates are available for schools, motor coaches, and civic groups of 20 or more (based on advance reservations).



Parking is free at the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour in lots adjacent to the Shifting Shanty (the main building).  Handicapped and motorcoach parking is also provided.  Follow the signs.


More to Explore

The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, along with the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, is located in at McDade Park in Scranton, PA. After you tour the coal mine tour, you can walk up the staircase to visit the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Afterward, take in the sites of McDade Park.