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The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Ride through the dark passages of an authentic vintage coal mine delved 500-feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park in Beckley, West Virginia (WV).

Passengers are carried through the mine in authentic "man cars" of the kind that carried miners from the mine entrance to section of mine they were "working." Exhibits throughout explore the history of low-seam coal mining from hand-loadin' days into the era of modern mechanization.

Our guides are veteran miners and can provide detailed answers and firsthand accounts. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mine was opened by the Phillips family in the late 1800s, one of many small family-owned operations of that period. It was donated to the City of Beckley for use as an exhibition mine in 1953.

Be sure to bring a jacket: the temperature in the mine is a chilly 58-degrees year-round.

OPEN: 1st Weekend in April through Nov. 1
Tours: 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Gift Shop: 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Group Rates Available -- Contact Us!

Beckley Exhibition
Coal Mine
New River Park
Drawer AJ
Beckley, WV 25802

Tel. 304-256-1747

Entrance to coal mine

Directions: From I-77 North or South, take Exit 44. Turn East on Rt. 3 (Harper Road). Go 1-1/2 miles to Ewart Avenue. Make a left by Sambino's. Go 1/4 mile to New River Park entrance.

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