Anthracite Heritage Museum and Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
The museum will be closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays from October 2016 through April 2017; however, groups of ten or more may call in advance to make an appointment for a guided tour. Click here for Press Release.
On a tour of the museum visitors will experience the lives and labors of proud people who endured harsh working conditions, yet carved out communities filled with tradition. The diverse collection highlights life in the mines, mill and factories. Visitors are welcomed into the family’s homes and neighborhoods with a moment of reflection in the kitchen exhibit, a visit to a saloon or a seat in a local church.
The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour includes a trip in a mine car 300 feet into the earth explore the winding, underground mind and tunnels. A tour guide explains mining methods and historic efforts made by mine workers during the days when “coal was king.”