Covid-19 Advisory:

  1. We follow the Nevada State Reopening Guidelines.
  2. Per Governor’s Mandate, face coverings are required in public in Nevada. 
  3. Our park is open for walking tours only. Please check in at the Visitor Center. You can walk or drive to the Visitor Center. Face coverings required inside the Visitor Center at all times.
  4. Our Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
  5. Our movie is only shown once every hour.
  6. While we are usually a hands-on museum, we kindly ask you to not touch artifacts during this time.
  7. Guided Polaris Tours are temporarily unavailable. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
  8. Please bring water, wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, and dress appropriately. We are at an elevation of over 6,000 feet on the side of a mountain. You will be exposed to sun and high winds.
  9. Our staff is dedicated to your safety and will clean facilities daily. We are providing hand sanitizer upon your arrival.

Experience the Tonopah Historic Mining Park~

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is located on the site of the original mining claims that started the rush to Tonopah, making it “Queen of the Silver Camps”.

Jim and Belle Butler’s strike in 1900 brought the United States into the 20th Century, and many of the mining processing techniques developed during that time are still being used today.

The park encompasses portions of four of the original major mining companies and covers more than 100 acres.  This rich history is brought to life through preserved and restored equipment and buildings, historic exhibits, video presentations (in our on-site theater), and a self-guided tour.  Learn More…

Take a look at our new brochure!

Tonopah Historic Mining Park Brochure

The Silver Top Head Frame is back on its new foundation! Photos of the move can be seen on the Silver Top’s page, here.

The head frame was stabilized and some of its pieces were removed. In September of 2019, the Silver Top head frame was cut off its original foundation and moved off to the side.

Mining Park Hours

Open 5 days a week, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed all Federal & State U.S. Holidays.

Small and large groups are welcome.  Please call (775) 482-9274 at least 48 hours ahead of scheduled visit.

Mining Park Rates

Visitor Center & Movie

FREE

Mining Park Gate Fees (Self-Guided Walking Tour):

$5.00  for Adults
$3.00  for Senior Citizens (60 and older), Children (8-17) & Nevadans.
FREE  for Children 7 and under
FREE  for Active Military & Veterans
$1/child for School groups-chaperones FREE

Contact park staff for other groups

Guided Polaris Tours (includes Gate Fee)*:

Guided Polaris Tours are temporarily unavailable. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Handicapped Visitors  FREE
1 person:      $12.00 =$12/person
2 persons:    $20.00 =$10/person
3 persons:    $27.00 =$9/person
4 persons:    $32.00 =$8/person
5 persons:    $35.00 =$7/person

*Discount per Active Military Member/Veteran = $5.00 on Polaris Tours; We apologize for any inconvenience, but discounts cannot be applied on gift certificates for Guided Polaris Tours. We recommend scheduling tours in advance. Based on staff availability.

Rates as of January 1, 2019

Google Map

Mizpah Collar Reconstruction is complete!

The three-compartment Mizpah Shaft – with two compartments for ore haulage and hoisting of equipment, and the third being a manway compartment – was opened for the first time in years. Read more here…

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The Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation is a Nevada 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose purpose is to preserve Nevada’s mining history, heritage, and the life surrounding it at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 170(c). All contributions made to the Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation become its sole property and will be used as determined by the Board of Trustees.
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