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Tour-Ed Coal Mine

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Definitely recommend. Teaches history. Educational. Interesting and informative. It was a nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim B
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great tour and service!

We had a large tour group come in and we needed up being 45 minutes later than what we thought and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carlie B
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748 Bull Creek Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084-3004
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The tour is a 90 minute experience, mostly underground in the mine. It's led by experienced coal miners, who are full of information and passion for the history of this mine. Out of the ordinary and so much fun. Be sure to bring a jacket....More

4  Thank Betsyknit
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommend. Teaches history. Educational. Interesting and informative. It was a nice excursion to do that is part of local history

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large tour group come in and we needed up being 45 minutes later than what we thought and they kept the museum and mine open for our group later than they usually would. Our students loved the tour and the tour guides...More

Thank Carlie B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Fun afternoon with my boys during a dreary fall day. Brightened their smiles, tour guides were patient and didn't mind my boys wanting to look and touch all the rocks and coal we passed during the tour

1  Thank MatthewM5551
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem just outside Pittsburgh. Really fun and educational for all ages. Highly recommend. Tour a real mine and learn about the history of mining from actual miners. Grandma and kids all enjoyed it.

Thank JenniferO1591
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The hosts were very kind and patient. The tour is well guided and explained. The whole experience was awesome!

1  Thank Johanne D
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

What a delightful place. The tour guides are absolutely excellent and it’s a great experience to see how we coal mined for the last century and a half. A very good educational experience. I highly recommend it.

1  Thank BasketLeigh1
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Anyone who has ever had a loved one in the coal mines should do this. If you're just curious, this tour would still be great. It's family friendly. Our kids, 11, 10, and 9, really enjoyed the tour. There's a lot of history here. The...More

3  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I loved visiting the Tour-Ed Coal Mine (a 25 minute drive north of downtown Pittsburgh)! There are not many places in the country where you can actually go into a formerly active coal mine, but here you not only go into the coal mine- you...More

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

1  Thank Shirley019
Reviewed 6 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.

2  Thank David B
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Darnell P
16 January 2016|
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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