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Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, Gold Hill

(4.4/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • If you love to explore, you will love this old town gem hidden away in Gold Hill North Carolina. Great little shops to explore and during October they even have a ghost walk. Fun for the whole family ...  more »
  • This little gem is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area and looking for something to do for a short time. It is charming, interesting and easily walked. We went on a Saturday afternoon and f...  more »
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  • Right on NC Bike Route 5. Great place to rehydrate etc. Water and electricity available at the rustic cabin. Plenty of picnic tables and shelter in case of inclement weather
  • A fun and family friendly historic town with a small park. There's a fair amount to do but be sure to check their website for hours of operation before visiting.
  • Great place to visit. Learn lots of history from gold rush era and town is still same as back then. Well worth spending the day with the family there.
  • beautiful place