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Eagle and High Peak Mine

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Address: End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
Phone Number: 760 765 0036

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Historic Tour

Informative, historic tour of a gold mine. Be sure to bring cash ($10 adult per adult) because there's no cc there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Julian, California, United States
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Julian, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Informative, historic tour of a gold mine. Be sure to bring cash ($10 adult per adult) because there's no cc there.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What a wonderful experience! Craig, our tour guide, is the grandson of the of the man who made the first claim on this mine. He not only gave us the history of the mine, he shared personal stories of his grandfather & father which included himself as a teenager looking to get into mischief involving the mine! Many funny &... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have visited Julian several times but somehow it took until now to finally visit the Eagle and High Peak Mine tour. The end of C Street gets a little rough but we had no trouble in our ordinary car. We arrived just in time for a tour and paid our $10.00 each. The tour began with a short demonstration... More 

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Palm Springs
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57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very enjoyable tour. The mine is family owned and operated. Everyone is very friendly and pleasant. It was fun to walk through the mine and hear all the history of the place. If you don't care for dark, confined spaces you might want to skip this attraction. Watch your head!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A must see when you are in Julian. Very authentic and not a "cheesy" tour. Paul, our guide was great. He was very informative and easy going. Lots of good information in the perfect amount of time (1 hour). Just a short hike up from Downtown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The mine is just a few blocks from downtown Julian and is a really interesting place to visit. There is a ten dollar charge, but it's worth every penny. The gentleman who took us on our tour was informative and friendly. He took his time explaining the gold mining process and showing us the original mining equipment. The highlight of... More 

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Highland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just a short uphill hike from downtown Julian is the experience of a lifetime. The Eagle Goldmine awaits. How often does one have the opportunity to experience the environment and hear the stories about the men who risked life and limb to pull precious metals from the earth? Our guide, Paul...actually there were two Paul's...and both were fonts of fascinating... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had been through other mines in different parts of the country. This one is really something special! Craig, the tour guide and owner, is very passionate about the mine and loves to impart his knowledge. He keeps the tour to an hour to respect people's time. Through the efforts of his family this piece of California mining history has... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was best rated on TripAdvisor and I see why.Great tour. My kids are begging to go back. Had a nice little store/museum by the entrance. I liked that they had a few picnic tables by the parking lot where you could eat your food. Will go back soon.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Panning for real gold in a trough was way better than I remembered at Knott's Berry Farm 50 years ago plus it's REAL gold. For educational purposes only, not t keep. Then the actual mine tour-incredible. You go deep into the mountain and up another level via a stair/ladder. Walking through the mine you will see how miners used to... More 

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