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Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

Our 20th Anniversary Is This Year 2022


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.

Donate
There are several ways to donate to our building fund to support the 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.

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.

Weaver Weaver  
Friday, August 12, 2022 at 11:00 am

Lamar Celebration Tours  
Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 8:30 am

Susquehanna Tours STEP Office of Aging  
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Susquehanna Tours STEP Office of Aging  
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

Red Knights Dave  
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

Michele Jag Motorcoach  
Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

See all posted Tours

VISITOR INFO

The Monument for Life Memorial Park is open daily from dawn to dusk, weather permitting. The Educational Visitors Center is NOW OPEN, Tuesday thru Saturday from 11am till 4pm. (closed Sunday and Monday) Please call for other times or watch the website for scheduled motor coach tours to join.

DONATE

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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