Mining Museums

Museums, trails, tours, and other visitable places of interest about the mining industry.

Sterling Hill Mining Museum

30 Plant St,
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

(973) 209-7212

Museum and tour of the Sterling Hill Mine alongside exhibits on the mining history of Sussex County, New Jersey. More

Jerome State Historic Park

100 Douglas Road
Jerome, AZ 86331

(928) 634-5381

Museum commemorating copper mining in Jerome, AZ and the family of copper investor, James S. Douglas. More

New Mexico Mining Museum

100 Iron Ave
Grants, NM 87020

(505) 287-4802

New Mexico uranium mining museum and model mine tour. More

Crater of Diamonds State Park

209 State Park Rd
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

(870) 285-3113

Museum, lessons, and keep-what-you-find field of diamonds. More

Ducktown Basin Museum

212 Burra Burra St
Ducktown, TN 37326

(423) 496-5778

Museum of copper mining in the Ducktown Basin and open pit mine overlook. More

Emerald Village

331 McKinney Mine Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

(828) 765-6463

Mining museum, oddities, and many, many mines on one property. More

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

79 Parkway Maintenance Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

(828) 765-2761

Museum of mining and minerals sourced in North Carolina. More

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20560

(202) 633-1000

The National Museum of Natural History includes an Earth Sciences wing featuring the Hope Diamond and other spectacular gems and minerals specimens. More

Smithsonian American History Museum

14th St and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 633-1000

Featuring the first nugget discovering at Sutter’s Mill, sparking the California Gold Rush.More

Park City Museum

528 Main St
Park City, UT 84060

(435) 649-7457

Museum preserving Park City history, particularly the silver rush that established the city. More

Placer County Museum

101 Maple St
Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 889-6500

Museum of Placer County history including gold mining artifacts and an impressive gold nugget collection. More

Wells Fargo Museum

420 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 396-2619

Collection of gold nuggets and history of transporting wealth from the gold-rich foothills of California.
Wells Fargo Museum—Part 1
Wells Fargo Museum—Part 2

Ironstone Winery

1894 6 Mile Rd
Murphys, CA 95247

(209) 728-1251

Winery displaying the world’s largest piece of crystalline gold leaf. More

Crocker Art Museum

216 O St
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 808-7000

Art museum including paintings of and about miners in the California diggings. More

Sacramento History Museum

101 I St
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 808-7059

Museum including exhibits on the role of the California Gold Rush in Sacramento. More

Angeles National Forest

701 N Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 574-1613

Gold mining history and a hike to a closed gold mine.
Mining in the Angeles Forest – Part 1
Mining in the Angeles Forest – Part 2
Mining in the Angeles Forest – Part 3

San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

A city that flourished with the California Gold Rush.
Gold Rush City Walking Tour

Malakoff Diggins

Museum, tour, hikes, and camping at one of California’s most notorious mines and mining towns. More