PA Legal Aid Network, Inc. – 2023 Excellence Awards and Golden Gala
Auction Ends: Mar 21, 2023 07:00 PM EDT

Unique Experiences

Two Tickets to the #9 Coal Mine Museum

Item Number
117
Estimated Value
$24 USD
Sold
$15 USD to gearmanpb

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to PA Legal Aid Network, Inc. (tax ID 231892464) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

The No. 9 Coal Mine was first opened in 1855 by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. A large vein of Anthracite coal, known as the Mammoth Vein, was the main focus of mining operations in the Panther Valley. 

The No. 9 Mine operated from 1855 until June 22, 1972, making it the longest continuously operated deep Anthracite coal mine in the world. The No. 9 Mine was left abandoned until a local group, committed to preserving the region's coal mining heritage, took control of the property in 1992. 

Visitors to the mine ride by rail 1,600 feet into the mountain before embarking on a 600 foot guided walking tour. Tourists can examine the original 700 foot deep mine shaft, walk the "mule-way" (where young men guided the mules between the different levels of the mine), and see a miner's hospital cut into solid rock. Outside on the grounds is the museum, housed in the No.9 Mine’s original "Wash Shanty" constructed before the First World War. The museum houses the largest collection of mining artifacts in the area.

Learn more about the #9 Coal Mine Museum

Item Special Note

  • 2023 season opens April 1, 2023. 
  • Two (2) admission passes
  • Valid through 3/1/2024.
  • Tickets are available for pickup in Harrisburg, PA or at PLAN's Excellence Award Event 
  • Tickets can also be shipped to the winner from Harrisburg, PA.