The buildings of the Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park- Bunk House, Mess Hall, and Assay Office

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.

Artist's conceptual design of the Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park. 

The Gold Panning and Gem Mining Sluice is now closed for the winter.

The free panning demonstrations will start up again in March 2020. Even though the sluice is closed, bags of mining rough with either gold or gems, minerals, or fossils, along with basic prospecting equipment, are available for purchase in the Mess Hall of the Gold Mining Camp Museum.

 

The gem and gold mining sluce at the Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park.

 

For a list of what is for sale at the Gold Mining Camp Museum, click here. 

For more information about the Gold Mining Camp Museum, click here.

For more information about the gold mining history of the area, click here.

For more information about group programs at the Gold Mining Camp Museum, click here.

For a printable scavenger hunt for the Gold Mining Camp Museum, click here.

 

 

 

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