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Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

Miner statue at Monument for LifeWe invite you to come visit the rescue site where you can walk right up to the rescue shaft where the miners emerged from the dark, cold mine 240 feet below after 77 hours of frigid darkness. You will be greeted by the 7 foot tall bronze statue of a coal miner at the top of the walkway into the rescue site. Hear the story of the miracle from people personally involved in the rescue. Touch the rescue capsule and try to imagine how it would feel to squeeze into it with your strength nearly gone.

Please check the Visitor Information page to find out more about our hours of operation and the best times to visit the Monument for Life. Bus tours are welcome, but please make arrangements in advance. You can find out more by visiting our Bus Tour Info page.

Our Web Site
Features of this site include a mobile-friendly design that will make our site easier to view on cell phones and tablets. There are also be more ways to donate to our building fund to support the new permanent home for our collection of rescue equipment and memorabilia related to the event. This includes the actual miner rescue capsule and drill bits used in the rescue of the miners. There is also an auditorium area where visitors can see a live presentation that tells the whole story of the mine accident and miracle rescue of the nine trapped miners. Please let us know what else we can do to make this site a better resource for our visitors.

Upcoming Tour Groups/Events
Best time to see our live presentation is during a tour or event.
You are invited to join us during these group dates.

Amos-Danville Youth  
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Joyce Class of 1959  
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Carol Lenzner  
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Kathy 55 Plus  
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:15 am

Second annual festival of Books  
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9 am til 4

Landmark Tours Megan  
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm

See all posted Tours


The Monument for Life Memorial Park is open daily from dawn to dusk, weather permitting. We request a $7.00 per person fee for admission to the Educational Visitors Center and Memorial Park. The Educational Visitors Center is open 10 AM till 4 PM Tuesday-Saturday.


Donate to the Monument for Life.
More info

The Quecreek Mine
Rescue Foundation
140 Haupt Road
Somerset, PA 15501

Phone: 814-445-5090
See map

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Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.
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