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Mayflower Gold Mill

Closes in 10 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A definite must see

There is so much to see and do around Silverton that it's almost impossible to do it all. However... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Jennifer F
Happy Jack, Arizona
Fascinating place

This is the type of Museum you sadly don't see very often, but is fascinating. Because the workers... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Logan, Utah
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The American West once had hundreds of precious metal mills. Now, most are in various stages of ruin. One important exception is the Mayflower Mill, (or the Shenandoah-Dives Mill) located two miles northeast of Silverton. A National Historic...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
+1 970-387-0294
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

There is so much to see and do around Silverton that it's almost impossible to do it all. However, the Mayflower Gold Mill is so interesting. The place is huge and to look at all the equipment and parts is just amazing. The tour starts...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This is the type of Museum you sadly don't see very often, but is fascinating. Because the workers were told to walk out and leave everything in its place, it looks like they could walk in and start back up at any moment. It was...More

1  Thank CarrLotMama
Reviewed August 7, 2018

As a motorcyclist, getting in this driveway was awful, but once you have done that, you can drive all the way up if you wish. The mill could be turned back on and be running at the push of the button, and the machines and...More

2  Thank Sandy O
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Original mill last used in the 1950's. The tour is self guided with information stations along the route. Ore was brought to the mill via a long tram system of buckets from the mine site way up Arastra Gulch. The ore was crushed by cone,...More

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SJCHS, Manager at Mayflower Gold Mill, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

The Mill was built in the 1920s.

Reviewed March 22, 2018

Love this place, enough to take my family twice and recommend it to friends. Very educational. Kid-friendly too: in a stroke of genius, they hooked up various pieces of equipment to push-buttons so the kids can see them actually work. One example is a BIG...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed August 16, 2017

I love self-guided tours, because you can linger at certain spots longer than others. This mill was a great experience. I especially loved seeing how everything was just left as it was the day it closed. It's great to see all the inner workings of...More

2  Thank Emily P
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We did the self-guided tour as part of the Silverton Heritage Pass, after we finished the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour, and we were really glad we planned enough time to visit all three attractions. The Mill was about a 5-10 minute drive from the...More

2  Thank sarloumay
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our two kids who are 7 and 10. It was very cool especially the multiple buttons that you could push to make some of the equipment work. The gentleman working at the mill was very friendly and helpful. We were glad...More

1  Thank Kelli J
Reviewed June 28, 2017

kind of a long walk from downtown Silverton, believe that shuttles may be available...we did it as part of a 4WD tour...very interesting and informative and gives good insight into the area mining industry.

Thank KatherineAR
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Self-guided tour is comprehensive and very well thought out. They processed ore to get gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc You can follow the entire process.

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August 25, 2018|
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Response from tenbach | Reviewed this property |
Country Road 2 is paved to the Mayflower Mill