Set some time aside for the adventure of a lifetime during the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour!
Tours of the Lackawanna Coal Mine and its history start at the modern visitor center. Go down in history—300 feet beneath the surface of the earth in a once abandoned, but now restored hard coal mine. See where and how men and boys worked to heat a nation and fuel the conversion of our nation's economy from agriculture to industry. The temperature in the mine is 53° year-round.
Watch the sky slowly disappear, then explore beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. Accompany a miner in the winding underground gangways and rock tunnel past three different veins of hard coal, past the mule boy and the nipper, past the monkey vein and the dead chute. Listen as he explains the fascinating methods used, and the heroic efforts involved, in deep mining’s history.
The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is open through November 30th. 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. A light jacket and comfortable shoes are recommended. Free parking is available by the main building. We hope to see you there!
B’nai B’rith Senior Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania understands the importance of community engagement and encourages all residents to soak up our local culture. Do just that when you make plans to attend this event with family members, friends, or neighbors!
Saturday, September 7, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
6 Bald Mountain Road
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504