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Tour-Ed Coal Mine

748 Bull Creek Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084-3004
+1 724-224-4720
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Very interesting place to visit!!

Our family toured the Tour-Ed Coal Mine and had a great time! It was quite the learning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shirley019
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Fun Fun Fun

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Ed Coal Mine. It was informative and loads of fun. This is... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
David B
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748 Bull Creek Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084-3004
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+1 724-224-4720
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family toured the Tour-Ed Coal Mine and had a great time! It was quite the learning experience, indeed, since we had never been on this type of tour before. Our tour guide, Leland, was very informative in his knowledge of coal mines. Glad we...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Ed Coal Mine. It was informative and loads of fun. This is a family fun event. We all give it a thumbs up.

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Such a fascinating tour of the history of industry, mining, coal, history, business, and life in 19th-century US. We got to ride a cool long piece of machinery deep, deep, into the mine. It was amazing to be in coal tunnels and to learn all...More

1  Thank LadyArlington
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My father, grandfathers and uncles were coal miners in southwestern Pennsylvania yet I had never been in a coal mine. I was visiting Pennsylvania and read about the Tour-Ed Coal Mine in Tarentum and it was top of my list to see. I was warmly...More

2  Thank Jackbear
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We visited the mine while out and about in the area. My husband is a coal miner so we thought it would be neat to go. You start out upstairs in a little museum that shows a lot of different tools used to mine coal...More

2  Thank Holtdawg
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

I took my kids and some friends for a "summer field trip." It was a great tour. Kids loved it... although we were all a bit nervous loading into the tiny coal cars to be transported into the dark mine!

2  Thank bkcarney
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is a no longer operating mine that has been turned in to a kind of museum. You enter in a short train of real mine cars on a tour led by a former coal miner. You get to view life underground as it was...More

3  Thank KenPittsburgh
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

I've seen TV shows depicting coal mining life. This fails in comparison to seeing it in real life. The mine was easy to get to. You can eat lunch in a small picnic area and walk around the museum and other out buildings. You start...More

3  Thank crutt13
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Didn't take long to get there (40 minutes from Bridgeville, 20 minutes from Pittsburgh), easy to find. Restrooms in gift shop/museum were clean. Interesting artifacts abounded. Educational talk was, may I say, educational. Didn't have to wait long for trip down into the mine. The...More

2  Thank nursepd
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

My mother and I went here on a rainy day in Pennsylvania. The museum is great with many things that have become antiques and miner's equipment. The staff is very helpful and nice. The tour inside the mine was informative with many mining equipment still...More

3  Thank tinky1242013
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Darnell P
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Response from KenPittsburgh | Reviewed this property |
You might want to contact them with this question. As I remember it from two visits, people need to be able to get in and out of a mine train car (up a step or two and sit a bit hunched over) and in the mine walk on... More
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