The Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park, the official gold mining interpretive center for the Commonwealth of Virginia, is the only museum in Virginia solely dedicated to the history of gold and gold mining. Monroe Park is located off Route 17 in Goldvein, Virginia
The Gold Panning Demonstration sluice is now closed for the winter.
Free gold panning demonstrations will return in March. They will be held Wednesday through Sunday at 2 pm with an additional session at 10 am on Saturday. Bags of mining rough with either gold or gems, minerals, or fossils, along with basic prospecting equipment, are available for purchase year round in the Mess Hall of the Gold Mining Camp Museum
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Gold Mining Camp Museum Awarded NEH Grant
The Gold Mining Camp Museum has been awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions to fund a conservation assessment for several pieces of mining machinery from the area. Click here for more information.