place to tour an underground mine?

place to tour an underground mine?

PostBy: tmckenzie On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:23 am

My grandfather was a coal miner. I am from Alabama, and he made whiskey in the summer and in the winter he worked in the mines in north Alabama that fed the blast furnaces of Birmingham. I have never been in a mine, but there must be a place to tour one in northern PA. Anybody know of one?
tmckenzie
 
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Re: place to tour an underground mine?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:41 am

Look up the No. 9 Mine and Museum, and the Pioneer Tunnel. Both have mine tours and a nice museum.
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Re: place to tour an underground mine?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:29 pm

Another site is the tour ed mine in PA.

http://www.tour-edmine.com/



Bigbarney
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Re: place to tour an underground mine?

PostBy: Chiefcamper On: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:13 pm

There is the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in North Eastern Pa. Also the Steamtown Historic site in Scranton. The coalmine tour also has an elaborate museum. Steam Town has trains and trainrides. They are only 15 minutes from each other and just off I-81 in Scranton.

I've been to both and would recommend them to anyone interested.
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Re: place to tour an underground mine?

PostBy: voodoochylde On: Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:51 pm

There's a mine in Beckley, WV that offers tours. More info www.beckley.org/exhibition_coal_mine/
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Re: place to tour an underground mine?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:03 pm

Is there mine near the meet and greet we could tour?
Lightning
 
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