The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

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    • Historical

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

405 E Main St - Platteville, WI 53818
Information: 608-348-3301
In Season: May-October, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Closed Monday and Tuesday) Mine Tours available at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Admission Rates: Ages 13+: $12, Seniors, 65+: $10, Children 5-12: $6, Children under 5: $3. 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: Closed except for seasonal programs. Visit our website for current events, www.mining.jamison.museum/programs.
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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.