The Mining Museum

405 E. Main St.
Platteville, WI 53818- Map It
(608) 348-3301

AAA Editor Notes

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 9-5, May-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 9-4, 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.