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Gold mining camp museum at monroe park

Historical Museum - Heritage Site - Recreation

The Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park, the official gold mining interpretive center for the Commonwealth of Virginia, is the only museum in Virginia solely dedicated to the history of gold and gold mining. Monroe Park is located off Route 17 in Goldvein, Virginia. Although not the site of an actual mine, nineteen mine sites existed within five miles of the park. The three museum buildings interpret structures found at a 1930's mine with exhibits, displays, and signage inside the buildings and on the grounds.

Part of the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department, the Gold Mining Camp Museum is located at Monroe Park which is a community park with a playground, baseball/softball diamond, football/soccer field, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, walking paths, and picnic shelter.


There are no entrance fees for the Gold Mining Camp Museum or Monroe Park.


The Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park is now open with limited hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.


Please be aware that on many weekday mornings in the summer the panning area is reserved for our Historic Education program. At these times the panning area will be closed to the public until the group program is finished.

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