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Great Guide

Guide was cool local dude who said he was normally the cashier and was just filling in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Escondido, California
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A Very Unique Experience

The Eagle and High Peak Mine tour has the same charm and authenticity that you'll come to expect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
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All reviews pan for gold tour guide great tour gold mining hard rock catch and release per adult tour takes small group great fun total darkness back in the day original equipment duck lots of history gold rush an easy walk
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Guide was cool local dude who said he was normally the cashier and was just filling in. Extremely knowledgeable and great personality and attitude for someone that had been running tours all day. Group was a little large at 32 people and as always, some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vinster7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Eagle and High Peak Mine tour has the same charm and authenticity that you'll come to expect from the town of Julian, CA. It's family owned and a labor or love. Our tour guide, Matt, had almost infinite knowledge about the mine's inner workings,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JeremyM2062
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early midweek & we were given a personal tour by Matthew for 10 dollars each. Got a lesson in how to pan for gold and then headed down the mine. Matthew’s knowledge of the history and the geology of the mines was seriously impressive,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzie027
Reviewed December 19, 2018

I went to quiet Julian for my birthday and seeing the Eagle Mine was top of my list. I am a history buff so I was eager to see the mine. I am lucky that the mine was open on Monday as most things around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackbear
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Was a very informative tour, the tour guide was very knowledgeable, love seeing the hard rock mine, the way they did things in the 1800 , also the panning for gold was fun,worth the trip

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 28nomads
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We were so glad that we found our way to the Mine Tour! Our guide Robert did a great job on the tour! Learned a lot and he made the entire group of strangers on this tour feel interact and enjoy the experience together. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank boloca
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

To tell you the truth I didn't expect for our tour guide to be very informative and answering our group questions. From the beginning to the end I was capture by everything in this interesting place. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 91GrownYoungWoman
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a real hill billy establishment and very enjoyable. For $10 you get a very interesting underground tour and look around some fun old kit. Go there soon before some health and safety person closes the place down. It is very different and special.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnOxfordCouple
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Give yourself an hour and you'll learn everything you need to know about mining. Tour guide Jerry or Gary, sorry forgot which, will take you way back in time to 1870 and 1000 feet back into the depths of this old gold mine. It's always...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ragsdad
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The entire experience was made by Matt, our hilarious and entertaining tour guide. These guys know their stuff. The mine tour was awesome - hillbilly displays abound and there are ancient equipment and vehicles strewn about the property. Surprisingly informative and you even get to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Beverly J
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Peter V | Reviewed this property |
It should be open. A little warm there still
November 6, 2017|
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Response from alfred w |
There is no climbing in the mine. There is one staircase going between 2 levels but other than that it is a flat and informative walk thru the gold mine. Drive to the mine. Don't walk it from town because the streets to... More
October 21, 2017|
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Response from 372shawneea | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seeing this question. It’s a little chilly in Feb, of course depending on the day. I am not sure if they are open Year-round, I would suggest calling. They are super friendly and helpful :)