Harlan County, Kentucky. Where the Adventure Begins
Home   |  Events   |  Lodging   |  Dining   |  Itinerary Guide    
Quick Jump  

Portal 31 Exhibition Mine

Featured Attraction

# 1 Off-Road Destination

Harlan Center

Convention and Tourist Information Center
201 South Main Street, Harlan
Portal 31 Exhibition Mine

    Portal No. 31 Underground Mine Tour offers visitors the unique experience of touring an actual coal mine by rail car. Visitors will adorn the traditional protective gear of the coal miner as they enjoy animated exhibits along the tour.

    Outside Portal 31 stands a black granite monument in tribute to long time president of the United Mine Workers John L. Lewis and a memorial to U.S. Steel District #1 miners who died in mining accidents. The site also features a 1920s lamphouse, bathhouse, L&N train depot and loadout system.

    Portal 31 RV Park is located directly across from the Portal. With 12 hookups and 8 primitive parking spaces, the park adds another option for local accommodations. The park offers a sewer dump station for tour buses and RV vehicles.


  • Adults $10.00
  • Seniors (62 & up) $9.00
  • High School - College $7.00
  • Students (3-12) $5.00
  • Children under 3 with parents Free


  • Activities / Amenities
    Ride Exhibit

    Owned and operated by the
    Southeast Education Foundation

    Bookings are taken by the Kentucky Coal Museum
    (606) 848-1530

    Tuesday - Saturday:
    10am - 5pm

    Video: Coal Mining in the 1950s

    Home   |  Events   |  Lodging   |  Dining   |  General Store   |  Photos   |  Videos   |  Media & PR   |  Site Map
    Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board Authority - (606) 837-3205 - info@harlancountytrails.com
    Harlan Tourist & Convention Commission- (606) 573-4495 - harlancenter@harlanonline.net
    Cumberland Tourist & Convention Commission - (606) 589-5812 - ctourism@windstream.net

    Webmail   |  Stats