North Star Mining Museum

Allison Ranch Rd. & Mill St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945- Map It
Phone: (530) 273-4255

AAA Editor Notes

North Star Mining Museum is on Allison Ranch Rd. at the s. end of Mill St. It houses a three-story Pelton wheel, a type of water turbine that harnessed the energy resulting from flowing water. Other exhibits include an assay room, a smithy, a stamp mill, a dynamite-packing machine and one of the country's few remaining operational Cornish pumps. A collection of gold samples also is displayed. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4, May-Oct.; by appointment rest of year. Closed major holidays.