No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

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Ride by rail 1600’ into the earth and tour the No. 9 Mine - the world’s oldest continually operated anthracite coal mine (1855-1972).  Visitors will also find the Wash House (Shanty) just as it stood when it was built in 1923. In the Mine, visitors get to inspect a 900’ deep mine shaft and see a coal miner’s hospital cut right into the earth.  The Wash Shanty Museum houses the region’s largest collection of mining memorabilia.  This museum is the Panther Valley’s “family attic” filled with equipment and artifacts of the anthracite coal industry.  Members and staff of the Panther Creek Valley Foundation look forward to taking you on a stroll into centuries past.

Additional Information

Hours of Operation:

Museum and Gift Shop Open Year Round

Wednesday thru Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

(Hours subject to change during off-season)
Mine Tours - May:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
First Tour: 11am, Last Tour: 3pm

Mine Tours - June/July/August:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
First Tour: 11am, Last Tour: 3pm

Mine Tours - September/October
Saturday and Sunday ONLY
First Tour: 11am, Last Tour: 3pm

Mine tours begin at 11:00am and run approximately every hour with the last tour departing around 3:00pm.


Mine Tour & Museum - $8.00 per person

Museum Only - $3.00 per person

Child Age 4 and Under - FREE

October Haunted Mine Tours - $10.00 per person

Coal Miner's Festival: 2nd Sunday in July
Approximate one hour guided underground mine tours
Largest mining museum in the region
Underground miners hospital
900 foot deep elevator shaft
Annual special events - see website
Free picnic facilities
Ample free parking
Gift shop

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No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

9 Dock Street
Lansford , PA 18232

Phone: 570-645-7074
Official Website

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