Gem Mining $10/person Gold Panning $5/pan
Plan your school field trip or family outing to the Museum of the Waxhaws, and visit our new gold panning and gem mining facility.
Here you can also enjoy the walking trails, Indian Village, and a 1700’s Homestead exhibit. The indoor exhibits here tell a story about regional history from the time European Explorers saw the Waxhaw Indians living, through the Revolutionary War until the town of Waxhaw developed as a bustling cotton distribution and textile center, beside the railroad that forged through a landscape of farmlands. Part of this area’s history is the NC Gold Rush. Many people came here to work at the Howie Gold Mine. Gold was as much of an industry as cotton here for a period of time.
Plan your visit – Start by contacting us using the form on our contact page, or call the Museum at 704.843.1832.
Enjoy a ‘living history’ experience at the Museum of the Waxhaws. We offer gold panning, gem mining and beautiful nature trails as well as outdoor exhibits. Plan a party, event or bring a group. We will help you organize and entertain a group event at the Museum of the Waxhaws.