Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Ethnic Food Picnic, Basket Raffle, Mine Tours and Music Sunday in Lansford

This Sunday September 4, 2022, the No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum in Lansford will be celebrating Labor Day Weekend with their annual picnic featuring homemade ethnic foods, a raffle for baskets, coal mine and museum tours, and music. 

All activities will be 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday rain or shine. Parking, admission to the grounds, and music are all free to the public. A fee is charged only for the mine tours, food purchased at the picnic, and tickets for the basket raffle. This is a great value for families and those looking for a day out that doesn’t break the bank!

Visitors can also take a guided tour of the historic No. 9 Coal Mine which opened in 1855 and experience what it was like to work underground in a coal mine. Visitors will ride the mine train 1600 feet inside the mountain and then begin a fascinating walking tour to see many of the unique features of this mine including the massive elevators and shaft, the go-devil machine, the muleways, second escapeway, the mine hospital, a cave in site, and fossils. Back on the surface, visitors can browse the exhibits and artifacts featured inside the No. 9 Mining Museum, one of the largest in the region.

The picnic on Sunday will feature homemade coal region ethnic foods including halupki, halushki, pierogies in butter and onions, barbecue, ham and bean soup, hot dogs, chili dogs, corn on the cob, homemade desserts and beverages. Visitors can eat under the picnic pavilion or take outs are available. Purchase your tickets on Sunday to try and win one of the great baskets during the basket raffle that goes off that day. Music will be provided by DJ Shawn Frederickson.

The No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum is located at 9 West Dock Street in Lansford, PA, only 15 minutes from Jim Thorpe or Tamaqua just off of Route 209. Mine tour tickets can be purchased in the gift shop upon arrival.