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Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Not Just For Children

When we saw six school busses in the parking lot we were ready to turn around and leave, but we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamburg, New Jersey
So worth it!! A must do!

I went here with 4 children ranging in age from 8-20. It was a long ride for us (2 hours each way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waretown, New Jersey, United States
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Step Into Earth Science.... Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ. Most everything man made has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439-1126
+1 973-209-7212
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we saw six school busses in the parking lot we were ready to turn around and leave, but we learned that this attraction has special tours for school children that are separate from the general public tours. Our tour guide, Amy, was remarkably informative...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KenMontNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with 4 children ranging in age from 8-20. It was a long ride for us (2 hours each way) but I would totally do it again. You get to see and do a lot for your money. We got there about 30...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ericas322
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 1pm tour with our guide Kassandra (I think) and she was sooo knowledgable. The tour is very interesting and thorough. We loved seeing the florescent rocks and learning about the mining trade. Definitely worth the $11!!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KCG516
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour of the museum and tunnel. The museum holds some top quality mineral specimens as well as lots of mining items and historical artifacts. Learned a lot about the history of mining in the USA. THE fluorescent minerals are fascinating. I highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank VVMB
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We took the tour of the mine and museum which lasted over 2 hours, Amy our guide was fantastic and she knew everything about the mine and how things were when the mine was in operation. The place says it wheelchair accessible but there are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank gdmunk
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We cancelled a trip due to Hurricane Florence and decided to take a "staycation" close to home. Found this little gem in an online search for interesting things to do in New Jersey. It was so enlightening to learn about the mine and its history....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

I visited the Sterling Hill Mining Museum and spent a little more than two hours on the tour, and another half-hour collecting rocks in the rock pile. The historical museum is a fantastic collection of mining gear, tools, and other items used by the miners....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank magliocco2
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A 2 hour walking tour of a museum and mine. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Unexpected excitement and learning from this museum. Unlike any other tour of a mine that I've been apart of.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kai T
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Fascinating museum to browse through as part of the tour, then 1-1/2 hours in the mine itself, reliving what it was like to be a miner. We had an excellent guide, and we were able to see the miners' equipment, the warning bell system, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The museum and mine tour are fascinating even if you don't have an interest in mining or geology. Mining is a difficult occupation but you do get a real understanding of their work when you walk through the actual mine. A great deal for $12...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Peter L
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10 June 2016|
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Response from yumabatguano | Reviewed this property |
A good portion of the tour of the mine itself is. However there are several sections of the tour where there are stairs. I believe they have an alternate entrance to those sections. If you give them a call I am sure one of... More
24 April 2016|
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Response from Gforce61 | Reviewed this property |
No, you walk in to a tunnel at the base of a big hill. Everything is on even ground when it comes to mine tour. It's an easy walk and family-friendly.