OUR MISSION

Mission Statement

The mission of the Panther Creek Valley Foundation is to preserve the Coaldale No. 9 Mine site as a tour mine and museum to interpret the rich history of the Anthracite Coal Region for future generations.

Who We Are and What We Do

The Panther Creek Valley Foundation, Inc., D.B.A. No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum, is a 501C3 charitable, Pennsylvania non-profit organization dedicated to:

  1. Preserving and interpreting the rich heritage and culture of the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

  2. Preserving the Coaldale No. 9 Mine site for future generations.

  3. Operating an enjoyable and informative underground coal mine tour that gives visitors an appreciation for, and an understanding of, Anthracite coal miner's influence on the social, economic, and labor history of the United States.

  4. Operating a coal mining museum which maintains a collection of books, documents, maps, photographs, tools, and other artifacts related to Anthracite coal mining and to make these materials available for research purposes.

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REVIEWS

Enjoyable tour of a local coal mine”

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with our three grandson's (ages 9-17). They enjoyed the museum and all the mining equipment on display. The mine tour guide was great. He kept their interest with information on all the various areas and activities which went on in the mine and was very willing to answer the many questions they had. I am sure we will go back again soon.

By: Bruce N   https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g52981-d1491979-Reviews-No_9_Coal_Mine_Museum-Lansford_Pocono_Mountains_Region_Pennsylvania.html

Teriffic experience with knowledgeable guides.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Anthracite built America. This is valuable history and a FUN interesting tour where you get to see a mine pretty much how it was left. Unique to this tour is an intact hoist shaft. There is also a museum packed full of mining artifacts. They have events through the year so check their schedule

 By: David R  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g52981-d1491979-Reviews-No_9_Coal_Mine_Museum-Lansford_Pocono_Mountains_Region_Pennsylvania.html

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