The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is now open for the it’s 53rd season! What started out as just a short
underground tour has evolved into a cultural journey back into early West Virginia mining history. Now visitors can tour the underground coal mine, as well as visit the restored buildings of the Coal Camp, the Rahall Company Store and Museum, the Youth Museum and the pioneer village, The Mountain Homestead.
Listed on many travel websites as a destination not to be missed, the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine hosts about 48,000 visitors a year. Visitors come from all over. In the spring and fall there are hundreds of school children that come on field trips and during the summer months there are lots of visitors from out-of-state.
If you’re coming for a visit, plan to shop! The Mine Gift Shop is fully stocked with a wonderful selection of coal figurines, t-shirts and sweatshirts, West Virginia crafts, freshly made fudge, and other unique souvenirs. And yes we did say freshly made fudge . . .(it’s awesome!)
The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Plan your trip to the coal mine and don’t forget to stop into the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia located adjacent to the mine which is currently hosting the exhibition “Science & Art”.