Gold Rush History at Independence Mine

 The Independence Mine gives you a chance to see the remainders of what was once a thriving gold mine operation and provides a close-up view of the excitement of the gold rush days. Driving down the Glenn, take the Hatcher Pass/Independence Mine exit at Mile 49.5. Stop in at the Visitors Center and pick up a brochure for a walking tour of the mine, and get information on its history. There are also guided tours available that will take you through the old bunkhouses and mess hall (rates start at $5). The Visitors Center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from June through September. The mine area has about 20 buildings that were part of Independence Mine, as well as old machinery and relics for viewing.

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