The Fascinating History Of West Virginia Lies Deep Underground And You Need To See It

Coal mining is a deeply ingrained (no pun intended) part of West Virginia. The dangers associated with the work tend to limit what non-coal miners know about the profession. This is one reason why the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, also known as the Phillips-Sprague Mine, exists: to teach visitors the history of coal and the processes through which the mineral is extracted from the Earth.

For more information about the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, including hours and fees, visit their website here.

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To learn more about West Virginia, check out this recreated frontier town just outside Huntington.