Directions to Our Location
Pioneer Tunnel is located in Central Pennsylvania in Ashland, Schuylkill County. Rts. 61 and 54 meet and run together in Ashland.
Our Address & Additional Directions
20th & Oak Streets, Ashland, PA 17921
The turn from Centre St to 20th is VERY easy to miss. If you are heading East (Downhill) on Centre Street, it is the Right Turn that comes IMMEDIATELY after the State Farm Agency on your right. (Keep an eye out for the ‘Coal Mine’ and ‘Police’ signs.)
If you are heading West (Uphill) on Centre Street, it is a Left Turn onto 20th Street. If you see the State Farm agency on the left, you went too far.
***18th St is a ONE-WAY THE WRONG WAY! If you are going uphill and GPS tells you to turn on 18th St, ignore it and it should soon redirect you to 20th St.***
(If this happens going downhill, again ignore it, it’ll then prompt you to turn right on 17th St (by Turkey Hill Mini-Mart). Go three blocks and turn right on to Spruce St. Follow Spruce for three blocks. At the end of the long stone wall to your left, turn left on to 20th St. (You should see our orange ‘Pioneer Tunnel’) sign.
Once you are on 20th Street, you can’t miss us. Keep going a few more blocks until you see Brock Cemetery on your right, Higher Ups Park on your left, and our ‘Headframe’ (A LARGE red tower straight ahead. You have made it!
Use the Directions Below to Reach Route 61 North or Route 54 East.
From 61 North, go to Ashland, turn left onto 20th Street, and follow signs to Pioneer Tunnel.
From 54 East, go to Ashland, turn right onto 20th Street, and follow signs to Pioneer Tunnel.
From Philadelphia (2 hrs. 15 min.):
Schuylkill Expressway to Blue Route (Rt. 476 North); N.E. Extension of PA Turnpike North to Allentown Exit; Rt. 78/22 West to Exit 30 (Rt. 61 North/ Pottsville); Take Rt. 61 North to Ashland
From Allentown/Bethlehem area (1 hr. 15 min.):
Rt. 78/22 West to Exit 30 (Rt. 61 N/Pottsville); Take Rt. 61 North to Ashland
From Lancaster (1-1/2 hours):
Rt. 501 North to I-81 North; I-81 North to Exit 116; Rt. 901 West to Rt. 54 East to Ashland
From I-80 West:
I-80 West to I-81 South; I-81 South to Exit 124B (Rt. 61 North/Frackville). Take Rt. 61 North to Ashland
From I-80 East:
I-80 East to Danville Exit 224; Take Rt. 54 East to Ashland
From Rt. 15 South:
Rt. 15 South to I-80 East; I-80 East to Danville (Exit 224); Take Rt. 54 East to Ashland
From I-81 South (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton):
I-81 South to Exit 124B (Rt. 61 North/Frackville); Take Rt. 61 North to Ashland
From I-81 North:
I-81 North to Exit 116; Rt. 901 West to Rt. 54 East to Ashland
From Rt. 61 South (Sunbury area):
Rt. 61 South to Rt. 54 East to Ashland
From Rt. 61 North (Reading area):
Take Rt. 61 North to Ashlan