Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
GO DOWN IN HISTORY
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 the day-in-the-life of the area's workers that powered 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.
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 history. Afterward, be sure to visit the Anthracite Heritage Museum to learn the history of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The museum highlights life in the mines, mills, and factories.
The mine is handicapped accessible with some restrictions. A handout is also available for the hearing-impaired who are not accompanied by an interpreter. Please contact their office for specific limitations on accessibility.
The descent down the slope takes 3-4 minutes. The walking portion of the tour is approximately a 1/2 mile and lasts one hour. The temperature in the mine is 53°F year-round. A light jacket and comfortable shoes are recommended. While waiting for your tour, you can watch an introductory video about mining in the theater that is located in the interpretive center, where the tour tickets are sold.
HOURS OF OPERATION
2022 Season: open April 1 through November 28
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The last tour begins at 2:45 PM (must arrive by 2 PM)
LOCATION: 1 Bald Mountain Rd, McDade Park, Scranton, PA, 18504
PHONE: (570) 963-6463
PARKING: Free on-site parking is available at the Coal Mine Tour.
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