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Embark on an Underground Adventure

Take a tour of a real anthracite coal mine at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train in Ashland. You’ll board a mining car and travel 1,800 feet into the side of Mahanoy Mountain. Your guide will explain the mining process and show you around the tunnel. This 35-minute tour is handicap accessible and appropriate for all ages.

There’s plenty to explore above ground too! Take a ride on the Henry Clay, a narrow-gauge steam train from the 1920s. You’ll take a ride around the mountain, see the Mammoth Vein, and learn about strip mining.

After the tour, grab a snack from the Jellybucket Café and stop by the gift shop.

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train is open seasonally from April through October. Call or check online for operating hours. You can purchase tickets at the mine or book them in advance online.

Seasonal attraction. Please check website for operating hours.