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Eagle and High Peak Mine

End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
760 765 0036
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Julian
Type: Mines
Traveler Description: Located in Julian, California, Eagle and High Peak Gold Mine affords visitors the opportunity to step back in time into a real Gold Mine dug out of a... more »
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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is amazing, I really expected to be the tour boring and, well, more of a walk around the place, looking at the tunnels and just reading some little old boards about people I'd never heard of. But instead, the guys at the ticket office introduced us a really cool guide, who knows a lot about the place and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this tour, the guide gave excellent commentary and a very real glimpse into the gold mining past of the area. Well worth the time and a good value.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I hadn't been down a mine before. The knowledgeable guide gave a fascinating tour of this old mine, which clearly had been restored for visitors at considerable effort. The guide was really enthusiastic and keen to answer questions, of which there were many from the group. His calm confidence reassured one lady who became a little nervous underground. In fact... More

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Laguna Niguel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I traveled to Julian for the weekend and discovered the Eagle and High Peak Mine at the end of the street from where we were staying. I had never been in a mine before and found it extremely interesting. The guide gave a very educational and fun tour walking us through this real gold mine with different... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to Julian California today and made a stop to the Eagle Gold Mine. Without coupons adults were $10 per person and worth it. The tour guide was very knowledgable and professional. This is a real gold mine that closed to mining in the 1920's but has stayed in the same family who started doing tours in the 1960's.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
71 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is about a one hour tour, although you could easily walk through the mine passage in ten minutes, even though there are miles of mines all around. As is often the case, a good tour guide can make all the difference, and we really enjoyed our tour guide. He gave us lots of history an details about gold mining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have planned this vacation for a while. We supposed to visit another gold mine tour instead of this tour. . After we have lunch just walk around the city. A guy hand out fryer so we decided to try this tour out. I don't expect to be good. But it turn out pretty good. After the tour we were... More

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Temecula, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Carl gave us a great tour of the Eagle and High Peak Mine. Along with my grandsons, I was very impressed with the facts and the history of gold mining in the Julian area. This was a very educational experience including the gold panning.

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Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a tour here while staying in Julian for the weekend. Our guide basically grew up playing in the mines as a child (his grandfather owned it) and so was extremely knowledgable and had many interesting and entertaining anecdotes. There is much more to the gold mining process than I ever imagined and this was a... More

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Port Costa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Gold and apple pie are cornerstones of Julian. The tour at the Eagle and High Peak Mine is soooo interesting and worthwhile. Our guide, Carl, showed us the evolution of engineering gold mining and life of the gold miners - all while maneuvering through a maze of tunnels. Outside the tunnels are some of the most interesting buildings and artifacts... More

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