Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum
The Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum site is that of the Original Pocahontas Mine, which was the first mine opened in the Pocahontas Coal Field. The original mine was opened in 1882 and was worked through October 1955. During that time, 44,000,000 tons of coals were produced, which would fill a train 6,000 miles long. During the world wars the famed Pocahontas Coal was the chosen fuel of the United States Navy, due to its smokeless nature when burning it allowed ships to be unnoticed by the enemy from a distance. The Exhibition Mine was first opened to the public in 1938. It is the only Exhibition Coal Mine in the world in which visitors may view the famed Pocahontas #3 Coal Seam, which is more than ten feet in height, seen in its original state. The Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum is a National Historic Landmark.
Shop Hollow Road
Pocahontas, VA 24635 (276) 945-2134 |