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Resort Activities
Beckley exhibition coal mine
Recently renovated with a million dollar national grant, the main attraction is a tour that
takes visitors below ground, under the supervision of an experienced veteran coal miner.
Traveling 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of the New River Park, visitors are carried along
track, riding authentic “man cars” from the mine entrance to old working areas of the coal
mine and back.
Stops throughout the tour explore the history of low-seam coal mining from hand-loading
days into the era of modern mechanization.
After your visit, buy a piece of history to take home with you! The Beckley Exhibition Coal
Mine’s Gift Shop has many unique local items for sale. Finish the visit with a delicious piece
of home made fudge from the Fudgery.
Tour Price Includes:
Underground Mine
Coal Miner’s House
Superintendent’s House
Miner’s Shanty
Coal Camp Church
Historic Camp School
Youth Museum
Mountain Homestead
Adults (Ages 13-54)
Children (Ages 4-12)
Children (3 and under)
Seniors (Age 55+)
April 1 - November 1
Tours daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Bring a jacket - the mine is always 58 degrees!
The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage
destination in the region.
Transportation is available for an additional fee.