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. Although not the site of an actual mine, nineteen mine sites existed within five miles of the park. The three museum buildings interpret structures found at a 1930's mine with exhibits, displays, and signage inside the buildings and on the grounds.
There are no entrance fees for the Gold Mining Camp Museum or Monroe Park.
The Gold Panning and Gem Mining Sluice is closed until further notice.
The free panning demonstrations will start up again once Park and Recreation facilities reopen. We apologize for any inconvenience.