Pocahontas, Historical Coal Mining Town

Pocahontas, Historical Coal Mining Town
Pocahontas, Historical Coal Mining Town
Address
Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum
Main Street
Pocahontas, VA 24635
Region Heart Of Appalachia
Locality Tazewell
Phone: (276) 945-9522
Phone: (276) 988-5091
Fax: (276) 945-9904
Email pocahontasva@comcast.net
Website pocahontasva.org

Pocahontas, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was Virginia's first coalfield boom town. Today, Pocahontas preserves its coal mining heritage. Visitors can tour the world's first Exhibition Coal Mine, a National Historic Landmark and Virginia's Official Coal Heritage Zone, and see spectacular 13 foot tall coal seams. Step into the Old Power House, which has been converted into a Museum and Educational Center, and see many exhibits of our rich coal mining heritage. Visitors can tour the 1883 Company Store-now a restaurant, the Victorian Opera House and historic Catholic church.




Last Updated: 5/31/2012 10:57 AM
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