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Tour 57 – Coal Mine, Waterfall and National Historic Train Museum  


We will start our tour at 7 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street on the East side of 8th Avenue, across the street from 5 Penn Plaza (Google Street address is 460 8th Ave. New York, NY10119. It is written 470 on the building) (Old Duane Reade building, we are not sure what it will be in 2024) DON'T BE LATE! Please come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van.


Big Pocono State Park

We will visit Big Pocono State Park is in Pennsylvania. We will drive to the summit of Camelback Mountain. On the top you will experience magnificent views of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.


Buttermilk Falls at Bear Creek Preserve

It is not always that you have to do a challenging hike to experience the wonders of nature. Buttermilk Falls is an easy walk from a road which will reward you with this 40-ft beautiful waterfall.



Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located In Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.


The site features several original outbuildings dated between 1899 and 1902. All the buildings on the site are listed with the National Register of Historic Places.  


You can learn the history of the steam engine and see the giant locomotives that helped expand our nation both from the outside and inside.


The photo above is the inside of an old postal train car.




We will enjoy a lunch including non-alcoholic beverage at a local restaurant.








Lackawanna Coal Mine

We will visit Lackawanna Coal Mine; you will experience a mine-car ride traveling 300 feet beneath the earth's surface and experience this National Award-Winning Historical Attraction.


The coal mine was originally opened in 1860, and after operating for more than half a century, the mine was closed in 1966 and lay abandoned until 1978. Later that year, the mine was converted to a museum, supported by federal funding.


The mine is a constant 53 degrees year-round, and you will receive a guided tour providing you the opportunity to learn about the coal miner’s daily life and about the coal mining industry. At the mine you will also find a nice gift shop.

We will drive back to NYC.

Arrival back to NYC at approximately 7:30 pm.


Hines Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary, plans and arrangements for the tour, if in the judgment of Hines Tours it becomes advisable to do so.




TOUR CONFIRMATION: Either on your phone or printed out.

ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)

CLOTHES: according to the weather, the temperature in the coal mine is a constant 53 degrees, so please bring a light jacket or a sweater, regardless of the outside temperature.

FOOTWEAR: Good walking shoes.

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, we recommend you bring some rain gear.

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

CAMERA/PHONE: With extra battery/memory is highly recommended. You will experience breath taking scenery.

CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for snacks and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

INSURANCE: Even if this is just a day tour, if you are concern about losing money due to illness (including Covid-19) or other unpredictable matters, we highly recommend you buy a travel insurance. We can recommend www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com (Hines Tours is not affiliated with either of these sites in any form). We do not give tour refunds or tour credits if you are not able to make the tour for any reasons.


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