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The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

View Website Favorite (5) 405 E Main St - Platteville, WI 53818
Information: 608-348-3301

In Season: May-October Open Daily: 10am–5pm. Mine Tours available at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. Admission Rates: Adults: $10, Seniors: $8.50, Children 5-17: $5, Children under 5: Free. Family Rate: $27 (up to two adults and two or more dependent children). In season admission includes a guided tour of the underground mine, headframe, train ride (weather permitting), and self-guided tour of exhibit galleries. Off Season: November-April: Self-guided and guided tours available by advance reservation Monday-Friday 10am–4pm. Off-Season Self-Guided Tour Admission Rates: Adults and Seniors: $5, Children 5-17: $2, Children under 5: Free. Self-guided admission includes the exhibit galleries only. Group tours of the mine are available by appointment only.

The Museums trace the development of lead and zinc mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley using models, dioramas, artifacts and photographs. A guided tour includes a walk down into the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine, a tour of the headframe building and hoist house, and an above-ground outdoor train ride pulled by a 1931 mine locomotive. The Rollo Jamison Collection exhibits include artifacts, stories and music of home, farm and family life and nostalgic local cultural history.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • Museum/Gallery Type
    • Historical
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Early Industry
    • Wisconsin History

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