No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

Celebrate over 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 in a working environment dating back to 1855. The "Wash Shanty" Museum houses the gift shop as well as the largest mining artifact collection in the area.

contact info

Hrs: See website.

School

Students can enjoy a 57-minute documentary on the anthracite era and the 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).

Best for students 3rd-12th grade.

Special group tours, rates & dates with reservation (two week advance notice preferred, group must be 20+).

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Industrial Revolution, history, geology, mining, rocks, engineering, technology.

contact info
Name: Zachary Petroski

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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 unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

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No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

Celebrate over 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 in a working environment dating back to 1855. The "Wash Shanty" Museum houses the gift shop as well as the largest mining artifact collection in the area.

contact info

Hrs: See website.

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.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Engineering, geology, history, mining, rocks, technology, Industrial Revolution.

contact info
Name: Zachary Petroski
Phone: 570-645-7074

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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 unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

Celebrate over 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 in a working environment dating back to 1855. The "Wash Shanty" Museum houses the gift shop as well as the largest mining artifact collection in the area.

contact info

Hrs: See website.

Camp

Summer campers can enjoy a 57-minute documentary on the anthracite era and the Industrial Revolution. We also offer questionnaires, which contain discussion and fill-in-the-blank questions to help campers learn from their experience at the museum (available on request).

Best for campers 3rd-12th grade.

Special group tours, rates & dates with reservation (two week advance notice preferred, group must be 20+).

contact info
Name: Zachary Petroski

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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 unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

Celebrate over 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 in a working environment dating back to 1855. The "Wash Shanty" Museum houses the gift shop as well as the largest mining artifact collection in the area.

contact info

Hrs: See website.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can enjoy a 57-minute documentary on the anthracite era and the Industrial Revolution. We also offer student questionnaires, which contain discussion and fill-in-the-blank questions to help homeschoolers learn from their experience at the museum (available on request).

Best for students 3rd-12th grade.

Special group tours, rates & dates with reservation (two week advance notice preferred, group must be 20+).

topics covered:
Industrial Revolution, history, science, geology, mining, rocks, engineering, technology.

contact info
Name: Zachary Petroski

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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 unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

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