Check out these group-tour stops in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
“Lackawanna County is full of surprises. We invite you to experience customized tours of unique attractions, living history, and delicious cuisine.” –Alexa Peregrim, director of sales, Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau
The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour gives groups a glimpse of the life of a coal miner—300 feet underground in a restored anthracite coal mine. Guided tours typically last 90 minutes and are available from April through November.
The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, located in Scranton’s McDade Park, offers guided tours that highlight the history of hard coal mining and the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the mining and textile industries.
Arrange a private tour of The Ritz Theater and learn the history of the famous acts who entertained in Scranton. After the tour, the group can relax with a cocktail, a seated or bu!et dinner, and a customized theatrical or musical act.
Get a private tour before an evening show at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. This architectural wonder, built by the Masons in the Great Depression, also hosts Broadway in Scranton.
At Steamtown National Historic Site, a former railroad yard, learn the history of the steam engine and see giant locomotives. Visit the roundhouse, the locomotive repair shop, and the museum. Seasonal train rides range from 30-minute trips in the yard to full-day trips through the Poconos.
During walking tours of downtown Scranton, The Lackawanna Historical Society reveals more about the vaudeville and entertainment scene during the early 1900s.
The Lackawanna County Pizza Trail is an opportunity for visitors to test taste buds at 62 locally owned pizzerias, many serving the famous “Old Forge”-style pizza. Order a “tray” of pizza and have a couple of “cuts” to taste the difference between the red and white varieties.
Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau
Main Image: Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour; Credit: Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau