Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine

Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine The Seldom Seen Mine is unique in that it represents, on a small scale, a relatively intact and complete site. The mine and site are small enough for the visitor to easily comprehend the entire process of mining and shipping coal.
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The visitor Center opens at 11am with the first tour entering the Mine at Noon. The last tour enters the Mine at 5pm. Months of Operation May, Sept. & Oct.-Scheduled tours only for groups of 25 or more June - Saturdays and Sundays July & August - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Rates Adults & Seniors- $12.00 Youth ages 4 to 12- $6.00 Under age of 4 - Admitted free Group Rates (25 or more)- $1.00 off on admission prices *All rates are subject to change* Cash or Check ONLY. We do NOT accept credit/debit cards. Special Tours can be scheduled during the months of May, September & October. To schedule a tour, call 814-674-5901. *Please note that we do NOT have a physical street address*

Mission: Dedicated to preserving our coal mining heritage.

Thanks to WTAJ for visiting today and sharing our story.  We are a small operation who needs help to keep this history a...
07/21/2017
WTAJ-TV

Thanks to WTAJ for visiting today and sharing our story. We are a small operation who needs help to keep this history alive for future generations to learn about.

Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine is looking for volunteers and donations so they can stay open and keep the mine's history alive.

07/03/2017

It's now July!!!!! That means we are now open Thursday through Sunday not just weekends! Remember we open at 11am, the first tour goes in at noon, and the last tour goes in at 5pm. Each tour lasts roughly an hour. Come celebrate Fourth of July with us this week and let us make your summer great!!

04/23/2017

Thank you to those who gave up their Saturday to spend it volunteering at Seldom Seen yesterday! While plenty was accomplished there is still so much more that needs done. Also thank you to Sheetz for donating food for our volunteers!

04/07/2017

Another month closer to opening yet again! So exciting! We are now at 950 likes. How awesome would it be to get to 1,000 before we open back up in June?? Help us get there folks! Share away & keep counting down until you all can visit us once again! :)

08/29/2016

Thank you to all for making it a great summer! We would not be here without our loyal tourists who make the dark trip into the mine every summer! The fun doesn't stop here though. Groups of 25 or more can book special tours during the months of September, October & May. Until next summer folks, we'll be counting the days! ;)

08/26/2016

This is the LAST weekend we are open for the summer! Make sure you stop & don't miss out on this awesome adventure into a mine!

08/10/2016

Crazy to think this is the last month Seldom Seen is open for summer operations. Make sure to stop & make some last minute summer memories with your family & friends!

07/14/2016

Looking for a way to escape the heat? Come to the mine where it's much cooler underground!! Beating the heat & having fun, what more could you ask for? β˜€οΈ

07/06/2016

Guess what Seldom Seen fans!!! Now that we are in the month of July the mine is now open Thursday through Sunday! First tour is always at noon & the last tour of the day is 5pm. Make sure you pencil us into your summer plans & you won't regret it!

06/27/2016

We're ready for an awesome giveaway, BUT we need your help first! Help us get to 1,000 likes & we can have our giveaway. Share our page with your friends so they may find the fun in tours of Seldom Seen as well! πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈ

06/04/2016

No more waiting Seldom Seen fans!! Today is opening day so make sure you come to see us for a tour! 😊

05/21/2016

Seldom Seen fans, summer is almost here & we are counting down the days until we open for the season. Our opening day is June 4th! β˜€οΈ To celebrate this once our page reaches 1,000 likes we will do a special giveaway! So make sure you share our page with your friends!

Check out this article written about Seldom Seen!
05/12/2016
Seldom Seen Tourist Mine - Do Johnstown

Check out this article written about Seldom Seen!

Journey into Pennsylvania's past and experience the life of a coal miner at the Seldom Seen Tourist Mine, in Patton, PA. Formerly known as Chest Creek One,

04/15/2016

The weather is getting warmer & everyone at Seldom Seen is getting excited for another summer of tours! Make sure to include us in your summer plans :)

10/30/2015
Andrew

Andrew

Best place ever to visit. Everyone should pay a visit to our history, there is still time to experience the working of a real coal mine before it is gone into history.

08/24/2015

Good luck to all that start back to school tomorrow & remember that there is still time to experience a tour of Seldom Seen! This Thursday through Sunday are the last days we are open for summer operation so make your plans now!

07/26/2015

Now that church & firemen festivals are going on every weekend in the area make sure that you also take time visit Seldom Seen to make your weekend even better!

07/04/2015

Happy July 4th! Thank you to all of those who have served in the past & those who are still serving the country! We hope you can make time in between your parties to visit the mine! First tour is at 12pm & last tour is at 5pm. We can't wait to see you!

06/28/2015

Rainy weather got you down today? Don't know what to do with the kids? Come on over to Seldom Seen! We can take you down into the mine & out of the rain! First tour starts at 12 & last tour is at 5.

06/14/2015

Due to a power outage we will be closed for the rest of the day. We hope to see you next weekend!

06/05/2015

Tomorrow is the day everyone has been anxiously waiting for! Make sure you kick off summer right with a tour of Seldom Seen! Our first tour starts at 12pm & the last tour of the day is at 5pm. We can't wait to see everyone!

05/17/2015

It's almost that time again when Seldom Seen opens up for summer operations! During June remember we are open only on Saturday's & Sunday's. Our first day of operation is Saturday June 6th. So mark it in your calendars & help us kick off summer!

Wow we have reached 500 likes!!! We appreciate everyone so much!! We would also appreciate if everyone would take time t...
05/04/2015
Click here to support Help Keep Seldom Seen Mine Alive by Nicole Link

Wow we have reached 500 likes!!! We appreciate everyone so much!! We would also appreciate if everyone would take time to donate or share our campaign to keep the coal heritage story alive! http://www.gofundme.com/seldomseenmine

HELP! Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine is in immediate need of financal help to stay open. Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine, a non-profit 501-C3, is trying to raise funds to convert our battery operated motor to a diesel power motor. We have nowhere to get our batteries serviced anymore & if we don't...

Our segment on Central PA Live today. Thank you to everyone that tuned in & anyone that is willing to donate to  Seldom ...
04/16/2015
Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine

Our segment on Central PA Live today. Thank you to everyone that tuned in & anyone that is willing to donate to Seldom Seen!

Help keep the carts on the tracks and history alive at the Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine by donating to GoFundMe campaign!

04/16/2015

Today is the day!! We are very excited that two of our own will be on WTAJ's Central PA Live today at 4 pm. Make sure that you tune in to hear about Seldom Seen Mine & our efforts to raise money to keep the "Coal Heritage Story" alive!!!

04/14/2015

Seldom Seen has exciting news we want to share with everyone! On Thursday April 16th two of our own will be appearing on the local show Central PA Live on WTAJ. They will be talking about the mine and the efforts to raise money for the mine as well. The show starts at 4 pm so make sure you tune in!!

04/05/2015

Happy Easter!!!

Please consider donating via our GoFundMe campaign.  DONATE, LIKE and SHARE this post!  Any contribution will help secur...
03/28/2015
Click here to support Help Keep Seldom Seen Mine Alive by Gary Haluska

Please consider donating via our GoFundMe campaign. DONATE, LIKE and SHARE this post! Any contribution will help secure our existence for the future. Thank you for your support.
www.gofundme.com/seldomseenmine

HELP! Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine is in immediate need of financal help to stay open. Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine, a non-profit 501-C3, is trying to raise funds to convert our battery operated motor to a diesel power motor. We have nowhere to get our batteries serviced anymore & if we don't...

01/20/2015

Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine, a non-profit 501-C3, is trying to raise funds to convert our battery operated motor to a diesel power motor. We have nowhere to get our batteries serviced anymore & if we don't have a functioning motor, we will no longer be able to give tours of the mine. Our short tourist season brings in enough revenue to pay day-to-day expenses but we never have enough money to make capital improvements. We are asking anyone who feels that keeping our "Coal Heritage Story" alive, by letting people see what it is like to work in a coal mine is a worthwhile endeavor, to please help us keep Seldom Seen Mine open. If you are able to make a donation it would be very appreciated. We are non-profit & all donations are tax deductible. If you are able to make a donation please send it to: Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine P.O. Box 83 Patton, PA 16668. Anything is greatly appreciated!

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Saint Boniface, PA
16646

General information

Coal mining reflects the independent spirit of the region's people. Many southwestern Pennsylvania mines were small family run operations such as Seldom Seen Mine. Chest Creek Mine 1, once known as Miller Run no.8, is now known as The Seldom Seen Mine. Fred Maurer of Patton opened Miller Run no. 8 in 1939. It was then sold to Andrew Radomsky in 1940. The mine was owned and operated by the Radomsky Family until 1963, when the mine operations were split between tourism and mining operations. Andrew Radomsky also purchased Miller Run no. 7 in 1940, in which he operated both Miller Run nos.7 and 8 from 1940-41. Miller Run no.8 is about ΒΌ mile southeast of Miller Run no. 7. In 1942 Miller Run no.8's production began increasing rapidly and nearly doubled it production in the following year. Andrew Radomsky changed the name of the company from Andrew Radomsky to The Chest Creek Coal Company in 1942. Production remained in the 20,000-ton range throughout the 1940's. In 1951, production peaked when 33,538 tons were shipped by rail. Employee numbers peaked as well this same year, with a total of 37 employees. This was due to the increased demand for coal during the Korean War. Production then started to decline in 1952 with 19,687 tons. Less than 10,000 tons was the production rate over the next three years. Production ranged from 10,000 to 14,000 tons from 1956 till 1962. In 1963 the mine was split between production and tourist activities, this year saw only 775 tons produced and was the last year of production. The mine was originally operated by mule haulage with the only electric piece of equipment being the pump. Around 1943 the first electric equipment, consisting of a locomotive w/storage battery, and a short wall cutter, was purchased and installed in the mine. The trolley system and conveyor system was installed in the late 1940's. Since the closing of production in 1963, The Seldom Seen Mine has become a Tourist Mine and is now part of the Path of Progress.

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