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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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Cool way to spend 2 hours!

Visited on a winter day with a couple and their two daughters. Had no idea that this historical... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Excellent Mine and Museum Tour

I was looking for something to do on a winter's weekend and saw this museum online. I drove nearly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fishkill, ny
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a winter day with a couple and their two daughters. Had no idea that this historical mine was in my backyard. Tony was a great and informative guide. Extremely interesting history and tour. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
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wrosen, Executive Assistant at Sterling Hill Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. So happy to hear you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for something to do on a winter's weekend and saw this museum online. I drove nearly an hour and a half to get there but was rewarded for my trip. The tour costs $12 for adults and includes 3 major parts; 1....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bravefilius
wrosen, Executive Assistant at Sterling Hill Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review us! I'm glad you had a great time! Rock on!

Reviewed 12 January 2019

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 31 December 2018 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 29 December 2018

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
Thank TuereT
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
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10 June 2016|
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Response from wrosen | Property representative |
We are completely handicapped accessible. There are stairs - but we have alternate routes that involves ramps.
24 April 2016|
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Response from wrosen | Property representative |
We do have stairs -- however, we also have alternate routes that avoid the stairs and use ramps.