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When we arrived, I signed us up for the tour, but didn't know what to expect. Well, I didn't ask, but I thought it would be a tour to the gold mines. We were a group of 4, one 10 year old girls and three...More
This was our second trip out to Empire Mine State Park, and it certainly will not be our last. We took my family out to visit, as dad is interested in history and old machinery. Lots of the original buildings are still able to be...More
I loved how the Empire Mine has a working blacksmith as well as items that you can purchase here. The grounds a beautiful especially the garden. About $7 per person to get in, and nicely taken care of.
Very interesting place - we first went into the little museum, which had some history of the mine and the original model of the mine which has a recorded narration. Then we went to see the mine shaft and watched the blacksmiths work. Really cool...More
We arrived to late in the day for the house tour, although we were able to walk around the grounds, flower garden, many other buildings, mine processing and visitors center. The information in the visitors center is a wonderful start before going out to the...More
Worth its great Trip advisor rating. We went on a busy Labor Day weekend but they were easily able to handle the high numbers of visitors. We went back to do some of the hiking trails in the park later in the week.
I homeschooled my daughter for grade 4 which is traditionally a CA History year. Took her to Empire Mine to learn about the gold rush and gold mining - great lessons here. She loved the entire experience.
Interesting gold and silver mining history, with lovely accessible mining area, and the former private residence of the owners, same family who had the beautiful Filoli estate in Redwood City, Ca.. Must see both
There is no parking fee for Empire Mine State Park, only an entry fee to see the museum and grounds. According to the documents on the California Parks website, the pass does not apply to entry fees. But, I would call... More
There is no parking fee for Empire Mine State Park, only an entry fee to see the museum and grounds. According to the documents on the California Parks website, the pass does not apply to entry fees. But, I would call 530-273-8522 anyway to make sure!
DISABLED DISCOUNT PASS - $3.50 (Lifetime Pass)
For persons with permanent disabilities, this pass entitles the bearer to a 50% discount for vehicle day use, family camping, and boat use fees at California State Park operated units.
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There is a tour that will take you around through the buildings, and down 30 ft into a mine. Buy your tickets once inside, it's about $7 per ticket. There is a lot of room for many people on the tour. If you don't do the... More
There is a tour that will take you around through the buildings, and down 30 ft into a mine. Buy your tickets once inside, it's about $7 per ticket. There is a lot of room for many people on the tour. If you don't do the tour, you cannot get into the cottage or hall. Tour is included in price, you may have to wait for one to start, it is worth it.