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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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A true historical adventure.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Highland, California
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Highland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This guys grandpa had the right idea... buy the mine, refurb it and give tours. He makes waaaaaay more money giving tours than he'd ever do digging for gold. He listened to his grandpa, knew the stories, knew the history, knew how to tell a good story and keep you interested. My 80+ year old mom went in with us,... More 

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Victoria BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I did the mine tour earlier last week.... Really enjoyed it. Craig shared so much of the mining history in a way that made it fun to learn.

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Bonita, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

How often do you get to visit a real gold mine? The tour through this small mine was exciting and fun. The tour guide was well informed about all aspects of mining and the history of this area. We were lead through narrow, winding shafts, following tracks of mining carts. We stopped frequently to see different features of the mine... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited this mine in December 2014 and was so worth it! Our tour lasted about two hours and was so full of information. Our tour guide Craig was awesome! We enjoyed all of his first hand stories while growing up with the family mine. Walking into this mine was an experience you will never forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Our family of five enjoyed going into the mines and getting the vast of information from our guide. We walked the mines, panned for gold and enjoyed the guides stories.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited this mine in early November 2014, walking up from the town's main street, and arrived just in time for a 4-guest tour which was amazing! It lasts a good hour and goes deep underground so you can see the quartz seams and the equipment the miners used. The guide is steeped in its history and brings it all... More 

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