Holidays at Empire Mine

The season of good cheer starts here!

Friday, November 24th & Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Festive activities from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What do you have planned for the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving?

Celebrate the holidays early 1900s’ style at Holidays at Empire Mine.  With old-fashioned decorations, lavish period costumes, and festive live music, Empire Cottage will be brimming with good cheer, including complimentary cookies.

Docents portraying the prestigious Bourn Family, the Starrs, and chatty housekeeper Katie Moriarty will be there to greet you and share insights about Empire’s glory days when it ranked as one of the most prosperous hard-rock gold mines in North American history.

A short walk away, in the old Clubhouse, Santa and Mrs. Claus (with the help of local elves) will be listening carefully to Christmas wishes. Outside local vendors will be selling coffee, hot dogs, and other snacks.

The Mineyard will be buzzing with activity. Take a peek in the Mine Shaft, the Machine, Wood, and Blacksmith Shops – and imagine what life was like during those days of hard work, grit and glory!

A visit to the Gift Shop is a must – especially at this time of year. Besides a fascinating selection of unusual geological gifts, jewelry, and mementoes, heritage roses will be for sale.  Propagated by our dedicated Volunteers on the premises, these roses will add a touch of history to any garden – and make thoughtful, imaginative gifts.

Enjoy a magical day and a golden memory your entire family will treasure!


Prices are: $7 for 17 & over, $3 children 6-16, FREE for children under 6, FREE Parking.

Photos by Richard Bannister and Courtney Ferguson