The Mining Museum is at 385 E. Main St. The development of lead and zinc mining in the area is traced through dioramas, models, artifacts and photographs. A guided tour includes a walk into the Bevans Lead, an 1845 lead mine 50 feet underground; a visit to the hoist house; and a train ride (weather permitting) around the museum grounds in ore cars pulled by a 1931 mine locomotive. Changing art exhibits are offered on the second floor in the Rountree Gallery.
Comfortable shoes and a jacket are recommended.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
(includes Rollo Jamison Museum) $10; $8.50 (ages 65+); $5 (ages 5-17); $27 (family, two adults and dependent children ages 5-17). Rountree Gallery free.
Hours: Museum self-guiding exhibits open daily 10-5, May-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 11-4, rest of year. Guided mine tours daily 10-5, May-Oct. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-25.