LACKAWANNA COAL MINE TOUR
Travel 300 feet beneath the earth's surface and experience the National Award Winning Historical Attraction
- the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour. The once abandoned and now restored hard coal mine is a cool 53
degrees year round, and provides you the opportunity to see a day-in-the-life of the area's workers that powered the Industrial Revolution.
Originally opened in 1860, the Coal Mine Tour takes you through the winding underground gangways and rock tunnel, past three different veins of hard coal, the mule boy, the nipper, the monkey vein and the dead chute. Each tour group is led by a miner, who, while walking you through the tour, explains the fascinating methods used, and the heroic efforts involved, in deep mining's history.
The 300 feet descent down the slope takes 3-4 minutes, while the walking portion is approximately one half-mile and lasts one hour. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended, and light jackets are available to rent for anyone who does not bring his or her own.
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 our office for specific limitations on accessibility.