Relive Juneau’s mining heritage on a unique tour of what was once the world’s largest gold producing mill. Hear the story of this great mine that was once the heartbeat of Juneau.
Following a brief ride along the beautiful Gastineau Channel, your driver will set the stage for your underground adventure.
Donning hard hats, the tour proceeds along a boardwalk into a 360 foot-long tunnel. An experienced miner will demonstrate hard rock mining techniques and acquaint you with the mining lifestyle.
Back at the mill the guide will explain why this mill was unique compared to others in the area. You will see the John Peterson 3 Stamp Mill in operation and you will try your own hand at panning for gold and garnets. Pay dirt is guaranteed and you keep what you find!
Wander through the displays and see the first steam engine brought to Alaska. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and bring back that special something from the gift shop.
INCLUDED: Round-trip transportation from the Mt. Roberts Tramway, gold flakes captured from gold panning, hot beverages.
RESTRICTIONS: All ages welcome, this is a family friendly tour. Handicap accessible.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy. There is walking in the mine, it is well maintained and flat.
CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress warmly for the underground part of the tour.
MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: Meet the shuttle bus in front of the Information Center, located in between the Mt. Roberts Tramway and Tracy’s Crab Shack.