The legacy of anthracite coal mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania is memorialized at the No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum located in Lansford. Anthracite coal was the chief fuel of the Industrial Revolution during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Coaldale Colliery’s No. 9 Mine was just one of the operations producing high quality anthracite coal for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, which was a major player in the industry. As the industry grew, coal mine “patch towns” sprang up to house the expanding population, mainly European immigrants seeking a better life in the United States. Mining families knew well the struggles of life in the coal region but a fierce dedication to family and tradition grew the unique culture of the area. As the oldest coal mine you can tour in the United States, opened in 1855, the No. 9 Coal Mine offers visitors a distinct look at the hard work and perseverance that built industrial America.
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm