Other mining museums may promise guided tours, “employees” and functioning bathrooms, but only Hale’s Coal Town offers the authentic mining experience! Smell the coal dust! See the coal piles! Don’t touch any of the exposed wiring!

Wondering where the gift shop is? It’s all around you! Unlike other historic coal towns, absolutely everything you see is for sale. The boards, dirt – if you can pry it off the walls and floors, we’ll sell it to you. Don’t see anything you like? Start digging! Hale’s Coal Town is built on an actual Indian burial ground, so it’s probably full of things the Native Americans thought were valuable enough to bury!

And while you’re here, why not mine some coal? Make yourself useful.