Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, Gold Hill

#259 of 276 in Parks in North Carolina
The park is site of the Barnhardt and Randolph Gold mines that garnered nineteenth century fame as the richest gold mining property east of the Mississippi. Today the park is one of the regions most sought after wedding venues. The old mining roads throughout the 70 acre park are now hiking/cycling trails and include the Gold Hill Rail Trail which was the original narrow-gauge railroad spur line through the mining region. The park is open during daylight hours. Picnic areas are first-come-first-serve. No charcoal grills are provided in the picnic areas. The Russell-Rufty Shelter/Meeting Hall, The Bernhardt Log Barn and Amphitheater are available for rent for formal, informal, private or corporate meetings, weddings and other events. For rental info and reservations call 704-279-5777.
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  • I was in Gold Hill on business and was fortunate to see some of the sites. It is a very nice little town to stroll through. It is an old gold mining time with restored buildings that contain shops, ba...  more »
  • Great day in the country and Friday evening is time for music too. Easy walking town and lot's of history  more »
  • Gold was discovered here in 1824. You can spend an entire day here and you can even rent an old house there if you want to stay overnight. The historic park has a log barn, the old Gold Hill stone jai...  more »
  • Love Gold Hill Village & the area around It! Several quaint shops, the old General Store, antique store are all a must see. The gold mine, old jail , powder house & other gold mining things are so cool to see & explore! Its a great place to spend the day with family & friends!
  • A old small town makes beautiful pictures. The park is named after a mine. Very beautiful park and town.
  • A very interesting small t own. Worth t he trip.
  • If you like local history then this is an excellent place!
  • Love this place takes you back in time good for party's and weddings

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