Our field trips are really coal! We provide one of the most unique educational field trips for schools in Pittsburgh. We combine mining history and earth science with an incredible hands-on experience 1/2 mile beneath the earth's surface. The Tour-Ed Mine is a perfect fit for elementary schools and middle schools looking for an educational and exciting field trip for their students. We also cater to other organizations in Western Pennsylvania like Scouts and groups of 25 or more.
Our tour guides are experienced coal miners who begin your unique field trip in the entrance of the mine. He will take you back through time in a history-filled adventure showcasing past mining equipment and explaining how coal mining was performed in the 1850s through the present time.
Student miners will put on miners caps and get into our new man-trip coal car that will safely take everyone 1/2 mile below the earth's surface. Here you will experience first-hand what it's like to be in a coal mine. Your experienced guide will provide an exciting earth science education while operating various mining equipment while telling some really "coal" stories!
We cater to large groups of 25 or more and smaller groups such as birthday parties. The Tour-Ed Mine & Museum is a perfect educational fieldtrip for children and adults. A unique mix of hands-on education and good old-fashioned fun makes this Pittsburgh field trip one to remember. Group Tours are given by appointment, May through October.
Located in Tarentum, PA, we provide the geographical convenience needed for school field trips in and around the Pittsburgh area and throughout Western Pennsylvania.
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