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 Street, Lansford, Pennsylvania 18232. Carbon County. 
Tel: 570-645-7074.
Hrs: Check website or call for current mine tours and museum hours.
Students can enjoy a 57-minute documentary on the anthracite era and industrial revolution. We also offer student questionnaires, which contain discussion and fill-in-the-blank questions to help students learn from their experience at the museum (available on request).
Contact Info
Contact: David Kuchta.  
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 4th-12th.
Group Size: 20+.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours.
Cost: Special group tours, rates & dates with reservation (two week advance preferred, group must be 20+).
Topics Covered: Industrial Revolution, history, geology, mining, rocks, engineering, technology.

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