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San Juan County Historical Society

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Sassandra wrote a review Nov 2019
Maumelle, Arkansas21 contributions4 helpful votes
We (two couples) spent about 90 minutes here on a cold, snowy Sunday morning in Oct and didn't see everything. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; learned a lot about mining and the history of the area. Definitely worth the price of admission.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Juliet wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We were in Silverton (via the Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad) recently; we arrived on the 24th and had until 2:30 p.m. on the 25th before the southbound train left for Durango. We walked to the historical museum and were disappointed to find it closed. Of course, it was between seasons, and I suppose the thinking is that it is not worth keeping the place open if few tourists are expected. No, I didn't call or write to the museum staff before our trip; I had just assumed it would be open. Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of friends there, we had a great time and I hope we may return in the near future.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mary O wrote a review Oct 2019
Emsworth, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Awesome mining museum plus more! Really very interesting we very much enjoyed it! See a jail from the past, millions of dollars worth of gems in a large vault, real mining equipment, and lots of past history items.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Susan99sjl wrote a review Sep 2019
Tesuque, New Mexico24 contributions14 helpful votes
This museum is FAR beyond expectations. Highly recommended and worth every penny. Two buildings and so much about mining and rocks. Do it!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sherry wrote a review Sep 2019
31 contributions5 helpful votes
All I can say is Wow, this museum is a wealth of knowledge of mining history in Silverton and history of early life in Silverton. The museum is located a short drive from downtown (but on Greene) but so worth it. The tour starts in the old jail and then through underground tunnel to other building. The underground area is setup like you are in a mine, so cool. Really fascinating collection of all things mining and Silverton. $10 admittance but so worth. They have a gift shop too.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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