Emerald Village

www.emeraldvillage.com

Emerald Village

Online

Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Mar 22-Nov 3, 2014
  • Hours - March 22-May 25: 9 am-5 pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: 9 am-6 pm; Sept. 2-Nov. 3: 9 am-5 pm

Address

  • 331 McKinney Mine Rd.

    Little Switzerland,   NC   28749

Phone

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 47 reviews

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, about 1 hour from Asheville, is Emerald Village, NC’s #1 gem mining attraction! Go underground in a real mine at the NC Mining Museum. See old mining equipment and displays, and enjoy the splashing waterfall! Tour the Company Store, re-creating an old mining town. Visit Discovery Mill, with free displays, including the Music Museum, the Homestead Museum, the Blue Ridge model railroad display, and gift and snack shops. Spend time at our spectacular Gemstone Mine where you’ll have “buckets” of fun searching for real gems. Find colorful gems and keep them all! Our trained staff can identify your stones, and can cut, polish, and mount them into beautiful jewelry, for a souvenir that will last a lifetime! We also offer Gold Panning, night time Black Light mine tours and digging for emeralds at the world-famous Crabtree Emerald Mine! You’ll have a gem of a day!

How to Find Us

Explore nearby listings.

Address:

331 McKinney Mine Rd.
Little Switzerland NC 28749

Coordinates:

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

Special Directions:

Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 334 (Little Switzerland) & follow signs or I-40 to exit 86, north on 226 to Little Switzerland. For more specific directions visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

Get directions to this location...

Request your Travel Guide

Download or order FREE guides and maps

Discover Project Project 543

Explore unique spots across North Carolina

See all of our videos »

Close X