Welcome!

two cartoon miners in an ore cart

Seasonal Hours: Open at 10 am, Closed on Tuesday's

Looking for something to do with the entire family while visiting Jerome Arizona?  Mining is the reason Jerome exists on the side of Cleopatra Hill.  You can gaze down into the old Audrey Headframe shaft on your way to the Douglas Mansion, also known as the Jerome State Park.  But, if you want to get a look at the structures, equipment and vehicles that were used in those early mining days, you and your family are encourage to visit us at the Gold King Mine & Ghost Town!

You and your family can explore the grounds of the Gold King Mine and step back in time.  Don’t forget your camera!

As of June 25,2021 we no longer are allowing backpacks out into the Ghost Town. If you are professional a location scout or a professional photographer or videographer with camera equipment case, please check with staff on duty in the Gift Shop for special permission or follow the link to view our policy and/or send us a message.  The Gold King Mine & Ghost Town appreciates your cooperation!

We ask that you remain vigilant and respect others social distancing needs.  Our weather has been perfect and there is nothing more that we would enjoy than seeing old friends and making new ones as we all begin to “get back to normal”.  Keep in mind as we move in to the fall months in Jerome, our days begin getting chilly as soon as that sun sets behind the mountain.  That’s pretty early in the afternoon as we move further into the Holiday Season.

If you are planning on visiting to pan for gold, please give us a call to inquire about the local conditions and weather.  There are some days at the Gold King Mine when it is just a bit to cold to be panning for gold!  We still want to see you however, don’t let that stop you from visiting, just check in with us first.

We hope to see you soon!

We are hoping you have plans of visiting the Historic Town of Jerome Arizona with your family and are hopeful that you will come on up the hill, swing by and spend a glorious Fall day at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town!  We’re less than a mile away from the visitor parking area and the Jerome Fire Department building.  The road is paved all of the way to our location.

We hope to see you soon!

2021 Jerome Mining Days

The Gold King Mine & Ghost Town

We invite you to visit the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town while visiting Jerome Arizona.  The history here is rich and there are stories to be told.  It all began in 1890 . . .

When they dug a 1270 foot mine shaft, (you can still visit it today) searching for copper, they struck GOLD!  The location was only 1 mile north of the mining town, Jerome, but they became their own mining camp called “Haynes”.  In 1901, the population was 30!  They even had their own post office from 1908 – 1922.

Or course, the gold ran out and the mine was closed.  Years later, 91 years later to be exact, the area was rediscovered by Terry & Don Robertson.  The year was 1981 and Dons’ dream was to share with the world some of the most unique and important icons of the industrial revolution.

Today, the property is filled with vintage transportation: over 180 cars, trucks & motorcycles, including Studebaker’s and Harley’s.  There is mining equipment, historic buildings and a Stamp Mill that was used for crushing the ore.  You will also find a working sawmill and Blacksmith shop with gold panning and a petting zoo for the kids!

We’re happy you’ve found our little spot on the world wide web and hope you can visit in person.  In the meantime, browse around a bit, drop us a line or just view some fun video’s.

Photos!

The photographic opportunities are endless. Plan on spending at least a few hours if you enjoy photography!

To See:

Studebakers
Harley Davidsons
Working Sawmill
Old Trucks
Old Tools
Fire Trucks

For the Kids

We have a menagerie on our property and opportunities to find GOLD!

Tell me More!

Most children love small animals. We have several areas to explore where your children can interact with our ``Pets``. A petting farm that houses goats with chickens, roosters and of course baby chicks in season. We also offer Gold panning! Try your luck at our Sluice!

For the Guys . . .

Let's face it, we're intrigued and enjoy different stuff! Check out our Man Cave areas!

To See:

Looking for rusty parts, old tools or a Blacksmith shop? We've got 'em. How about a working sawmill? A converted school bus flat track racer that Don Robertson built? Maybe you just wish to walk our grounds and see how many trucks on our property that you recognize!

The Gold King Mine & Ghost Town is Proud to be a Member of;

The Jerome Chamber of Commerce, the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce and the Sedona Chamber Tourism & Visitors Association.  You will be taken to their website when the logo is clicked.  A NEW browser window will open.  We don’t want to see you go!

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