Miner’s Heritage Day


Sat., May 21

Starting at 9:00 am - Ending at 6:00 pm

Ending time is approximate

Miner’s Heritage Day



  • Alan Schabilion


  • 331 McKinney Mine Road
    Little Switzerland NC 28749


Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains at historic mines in a spectacular setting! Enjoy free live music under the tent from 11 to 4, with 5 great original musical acts, including Celo Conley, Jesse Smith, Pete & Kim McWhirter, Glen Nance & Lenny Ski, and Paul Thomas & friends. Good food from the Switzerland Cafe will be available. Take a free guided hike to a hidden mine at 11:30 or 3:30. Children (12 and under) will enjoy the free Kid's Treasure Hunt all day. At 1:30 enjoy a “Tales from the Big Deal”, a free talk held at the impressive entrance to the Big Deal Mine. Mine Tours, Gem Mining, Gold Panning and Rock Collecting will be offered all day, and free Discovery Mill exhibits will be open! Come back at 9:00 pm for a one-of-a-kind underground Black Light Mine Tour.

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35° 50' 48.8394" / Longitude: -82° 7' 35.3994"


331 McKinney Mine Road Little Switzerland NC 28749

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