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Gold Hill, North Carolina

Gold Hill, North Carolina

"The richest mining property east of the Mississippi." This was the message sent to England in the mid-1800s after gold was discovered here in 1824. Once a thriving, rough and rowdy mining town in the eastern part of Rowan County, the village is coming to life again with the restoration of area homes and stores. Visit the Rock Jail, Mauney's 1840 Store and Museum, and the E.H. Montgomery Store. Picnic and playground area in the park. Park closes at dark daily. No admission charge. Mauney's and Montgomery's Stores open Wed. - Sat. 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun. 2-5:30 pm. Extended holiday hours. Ms.Ruby's restaurant, the Gold Hill Bakery & Mint Shoppe, and the Christmas Shoppe are now open. The Country Market opens every Saturday mid-June through mid-September from 8 am - 1 pm. Fresh produce, flowers, herbs and pastries are for sale and there's art and craft demonstrations and live music starting at 10 am.

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Gold Hill Mines Historic Park

Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is a 70 acre park adjacent to the historic gold mining town of Gold Hill, NC. The park is home of the Barnhardt and Randolph Gold Mines, which became the richest mining territory east of the Mississippi during the early to mid-1800'

Gold Hill, NC Historic Sites

Things to do near Gold Hill, NC

Mendenhall Plantation

This early 19th-century Quaker plantation includes many unique out-buildings, a museum and one of two existing false-bottom w...

Hilton Garden Inn-RDU

Mid-size full service hotel. Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner with evening room service. 24-hour guest shop, busine...

Microtel Inn & Suites- Raleigh

A small and pleasant property with facilities such as an exercise room and free parking. This 74-room property with 8 suites...

Carolina Mountain Sports

Outdoor sporting goods store featuring great deals in camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, fly fishing and a multitude supplie...