Pennsylvania

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

 
Celebrate 160 Years of coal mining history at the No. 9 Mine! Let your youth group take a 1,600-foot train ride into the mountain, then walk 600 feet on a guided tour of the oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine in the world. View authentic equipment, tunnels, and sights you won't find anywhere else, some dating back to 1855. The "Wash Shanty" Museum houses the gift shop as well as the largest mining artifact collection on the east coast.
 
Contact Info
Address: 9 Dock St., Lansford, PA 18232. Carbon County.
Tel: 570-645-7074.
Hrs: See website.
 
SCHOOL
Students can enjoy a 57 min. documentary on the anthracite era and the Industrial Revolution. We also offer student questionnaires, available upon request, which contain discussion and fill-in-the-blank questions to help students learn from their experience at the Museum.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 570-645-7074.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: engineering, geology, history, mining, rocks, technology, Industrial Revolution.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can learn about coal mining through artifacts such as miners’ tools and equipment, pieces of coal, photographs, models, and more. Tours are guided, providing groups with a better understanding of the activities that went on in the mine.
 
Contact Info 
Phone: 570-645-7074.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: engineering, geology, history, mining, rocks, technology, Industrial Revolution.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Students can learn about coal mining with a guided tour of the Museum and mine, including a 57 min. documentary and an extensive collection of artifacts. We also offer student questionnaires, available upon request, which contain discussion and fill-in-the-blank questions to help students learn from their experience at the Museum.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 570-645-7074.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: engineering, geology, history, mining, rocks, technology, Industrial Revolution.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Caves and Mines Lesson Plan

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have features like crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites. Students observe the unique geological features of caves and learn how minerals are unearthed and mined. ... Continue