Washington Mine and Milling Exhibit

Schedule & Cost

closed for the season
typically open June - September
Free, $5 suggested donation

Parking Info

There is limited free on-site parking. A gravel parking area is located just below the mine. For those without a car, the Summit Stage Free Bus has a stop near the mine on the Boreas Pass Loop.

Miners worked long hours underground in search of precious minerals. See original mining equipment and structures at this reconstructed site. A new milling exhibit features all the major equipment used to process ore brought out from underground mines. This is a self-guided site with interpretive signs.

This is an outdoor site that guests can visit at their own pace as it is self guided. Guests can expect to spend 15-60 minutes at this site seeing equipment and reading interpretive signs. Closed toed shoes and layers are recommended. Parking is very limited. Click here for more FAQs.

Families and kids 6 and up, couples, and people seeking information about Breckenridge’s mining history. There is a wealth of information and equipment at this site but no interactive experience. If you’re interested in gold panning, please visit our Lomax Mine.

Miners were a superstitious breed – whistling was not allowed as it was believed to scare away good spirits and rich ore. Also, ask your guide about Tommy Knockers and how miner’s tried to stay on their good side.

Dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice. All activities weather dependent.