Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Beckley

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  • My husband and I enjoyed seeing the mine camp as well as the guided tour through the mine. Our tour guide, a former miner himself, gave us lots of insight to what life in the mines were like. What a t...  more »
  • Runn by the City of Beckley, this museum is well done, in good repair, clean, and had volunteers on hand in most of the buildings who eager to share their knowledge of the history of both the specific...  more »
  • We took the mine tour with Marvin, our tour guide (who did a great job), and got a good feel for coal mining at the beginning of the 20th Century . . . very basic, physically difficult and dangerous. ...  more »
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  • Well worth the time and money spent here. Allow yourself at least two hours to take everything in, more if you've got kids. The train trip through the mine is great and then the walk through of the different buildings is very enjoyable. The staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend a stop here if you're in the area!
  • This place surprised me. It was a very cool place to visit. The mine ride was great, so was the nature center and old village. Great place to spend some time with the kids.
  • Having an actual coal miner take us down in the mine and explain how we have gotten coal out of the ground through the ages was great! Seeing the tools and equipment used was cool. And where can you find a tourist location with t-shirts for $10? Go, you won't be disappointed!
  • Very informative. Four attractions at same location. Actually go into a coal mine in a train/cart on rails, coal museum, example of typical (vintage) buildings in a WV coal town and a kids museum. Good place for families. Nice gift shop with appropriate to site.
  • A great look at a former mine exactly the way it was long ago. The guides are actual retired coal miners. You ride on narrow gauge cars pulled by a 1930s electric tow motor. They demonstrate how historic equipment like the tilly lamp was used. Great museum and coal mine town complete with one-room schoolhouse. The gift shop sells novelty helmets that light up. Great for West Virginia natives, or tourists from anywhere.

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