$89 per passenger
Join us at Empire Mine State Historic Park – one of the oldest, largest and most prosperous gold mines in North American history. Take a guided tour, view rose gardens, mine yard, old mining equipment, and much more. Enjoy an authentic Cornish-style lunch and some free time in historic Grass Valley.
Join us as we journey to Empire Mine State Historic Park – one of the oldest, largest and most prosperous gold mines in North American history. In the early 1900s, Empire Mine was in its hey days, and stamp mills thundered 24 hours a day. The mine, which was open from 1850 until 1956, produced more than 8 billion dollars of gold by today’s standards. Miners from Cornwall, England, and throughout the world, left their homes to be part of the action. Under the auspices of owner William Bourn, Jr. and mine manager George Starr, Empire Mine changed local, national and world history forever. Today visitors can walk in their footsteps and experience what life was like in those heady times. Enjoy your guided tour as you stroll through the rose gardens and marvel at the majestic landscape. Visit the mine yard and museum, and view interesting artifacts, old mining equipment, factual interpretive panels, and a dramatic mine model. Our trip includes an authentic Cornish-style lunch, served by volunteers wearing costumes from the early 1900s. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy some free time in historic Grass Valley before returning to Reno.
Deluxe Motorcoach, guided tour of Empire Mine State Historic Park, hosted lunch and Grass Valley
Departs at 9 AM
Returns at 5 PM
Departs from Grand Sierra Parking Lot – Northwest corner (by the big swing)
Departs from Carson City Senior Center 8:15 AM
Full payment due upon booking.
No refunds unless you sell your seat.
All tours use CPCN registered vehicles.
There is a $5 service fee for Carson City departures.