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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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Very interesting tour of an old gold mine!

Great way to experience how gold was extracted from the rock in the mountain. The tour guide had great stories, showing what conditions were like a hundred years ago. Bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
thomasbones52
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to experience how gold was extracted from the rock in the mountain. The tour guide had great stories, showing what conditions were like a hundred years ago. Bring cash, as they do not take credit cards for the tour fee!

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked forward to touring the mine, arriving when it opened at 10 a.m. After more than an hour of yakking by the 'tour guide,' - and having paid my $10 admission fee already - we finally got to the mine shaft opening and we were the first group-! During that lengthy time, whenever a new person or couple happened... More 

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Nettlebed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great experience. $10 cash only. The ramshackle nature of the operation is part of its charm. Tours are hourly and last about an hour, easy walking, but the museums of memorabilia are great fun to delve into too. If coming to Julian from Lake Cuyamacha direction, take the first right as you come into town and keep... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know if it was the day or time, but we arrived about 3pm on a Sunday and ended up with only 4 of us on the tour. We enjoyed learning about the history and visiting the mine. We also had a chance to pan for gold (you don't keep the gold). If you are in Julian, you should... More 

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun tour, if in a small group. Shows what these miners had to endure in the 1800's. Save any questions for the end of the tour

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Sasebo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This was the best $10 experience of a lifetime. The guide is a wealth of knowledge in mines and how this particular one was passed thought the family. It may be a little too low tech for those under 14 but for for those who can devote a solid 2 hours to a walking tour inside and out of the... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

one of the best $10 you can spend. Children $5, younger $1.00. Great tour into the mine. Great guide tells you the history while you are deep enough in mine. Temp is around 60 so it was really nice while outside was 80. The tour was about an hour, not too long, not too short, perfect. Kids will like it.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Tony was a great tour guide inside. It was really neat and my 6 yr old son loved it. I would recommend tennis shoes since the tour is through a tour.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Our group of 7 visited this 4th of July weekend and I was beyond impressed with this little piece of San Diego history. In pristine condition given its over 135 years in existence, their pride in their piece of history glows throughout the tour. Our ages ranged from 6 to 77 and Everyone had a great time. It is right... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A good look at the way gold mining was done in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It's an easy walk up to the mine from Main Street and the guides and tunnels were great. After the tour the kids (and adults) get to pan for gold (but not keep it). An educational break from pie-eating, and the walk builds... More 

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