Lansford, Pennsylvania: No. 9 Mine and Museum

World's oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine. Closed in 1972, opened as an attraction in 2002. Ride in a coal car 1,600 feet beneath the surface.
Address:
9 Dock St., Lansford, PA
Directions:
Southwest edge of town. From US 209 turn onto Dock St.; the Museum and Mine are right there.
Hours:
W-Su 11 am and 4 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
570-645-7074
Admission:
Adults $10.
RA Rates:
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No. 9 Mine and Museum

If you're really into mining and the local history, the attached museum is super comprehensive! Kids will like the train ride into the mine -- funky, noisy and rattle-y cars take you in. The rest of the tour is walking a big mine tunnel circle back to the train. About an hour or so tour. The guide was very informative. Wear good shoes and dark clothing - everything you touch gets black on you...!

[Randy Hoopes, 09/17/2020]

No. 9 Mine.

No. 9 Mine and Museum

This is a fascinating place to explore some of Pennsylvania's rich mining history. Our No. 9 Mine tour guides were passionate and very knowledgeable.

[Greg, 05/24/2020]
No. 9 Mine and Museum

Unusual mine in that the doctor's office and the original mine elevator is still intact. Located just west of Jim Thorpe, PA, on Route 209. It is the most original and preserved Anthracite mine I've seen. Well worth the trip from local area and to get away from the routine tourist traps of the Poconos.

[michael hunter, 04/17/2004]

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