2320 C St
(between Henry Silvers Ln & Miners Rd)
Julian, CA 92036
Personal Experience: The Eagle Mountain mine stands as one of the most historical gold mines during the turn of the 20th century. Although there are dozens and dozens of mines in this vicinity, the Eagle Mine is said to be one of the most successful ones, producing a ton of gold in its heyday. The mining days for this mine are long gone, but tours are still available which last around an hour. A tour guide will take you inside, letting you view historical artifacts used during the mining period, telling you colorful tales and teaching you how the men used to mine for gold. It should be noted that only cash is accepted.
Make sure to investigate outside the mine too as there are plenty of old artifacts from the past, a pet cemetery and a hiking trail behind.
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