Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine has been one of Pennsylvania's favorite attractions since May 1963. Pioneer Tunnel, which ceased operation in 1931, was retimbered and reopened as a place where visitors could experience a real anthracite coal mine. The Tunnel affords visitors an opportunity to learn how anthracite coal is mined. The guides are experienced miners who know mining thoroughly. Visitors ride into the Tunnel on mine cars rebuilt to carry passengers. Deep inside the Tunnel, guests alight from the cars to follow their guides as they give an explanation of deep-mining methods. A second featured attraction is a narrow gauge steam train ride aboard the Lokie Henry Clay. Henry Clay is a steam saddle tank engine of 30 tons used years ago to haul coal cars. Now it pulls passenger mine cars 3,000 feet along the side of Mahanoy Mountain.
|Address:||19th & Oak Streets
Ashland, Pennsylvania 17921