The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

View Website Favorite (4) 405 E Main St - Platteville, WI 53818
Information: 608-348-3301

Open daily 9am-5pm. In-season (May-October) Mine Tours at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm include a guided tour of the Bevans Mine, headframe building, and a train ride - weather permitting. Self-guided tours of the Jamison Collection gallery are available year-round.

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
  • Tour Type
    • Train/Trolley
  • Museum/Gallery Type
    • Historical
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Early Industry
    • Wisconsin History

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