The Empire Mine State Historic Park features California's richest gold mine - the Empire Mine. The park is located on Empire Street off of State Route 49 in Nevada County. Visitors can venture into the main mine shaft, view mining equipment and explore the mansion and gardens of a mine owner.
10791 East Empire St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. January through April
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through August
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September through December
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
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Adults over 16: $3
Children over 5: $1
Children under 5: Free
Tours of the cottage, mineyard, grounds and gardens: $1.50 per adult
Empire Mine State Historic Park