Museum of Anthracite Mining

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Imagine not only stepping back in time, but visualize clambering – in pitch blackness – deep below the earth’s surface. For miners in northeastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite region, a typical day was spent underground from before dawn until twilight. The Museum of Anthracite Mining in Ashland, Schuylkill County, probes the work and danger of mining the coal that fueled the country’s furnaces and factories. Exhibits of tools, machinery, safety equipment, drawings, photographs, and documents offer glimpses of work in hard coal operations over the course of more than a century.

Museum of Anthracite Mining
Seventeenth and Pine Streets
Ashland, Pennsylvania 17921
(717) 875-4708
TDD (800) 654-5984