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 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

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

 

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

Free gold panning demonstrations are scheduled to return the last week of March, weather permitting. 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

 

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.

 

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. Read more about the NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions.

 

 

 

 

 

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