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Last Chance Mining Museum Tours

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Last Chance Mining Museum
Mining cars, railroad lines, train repair sheds – there’s all this and more at Juneau’s Last Chance Mining Museum.

The venue for this evocative gold-mining museum is the former compressor building of the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company, which operated here from 1916 to 1944.

On display are the locomotives and rail cars that transported the goldminers to the mine. Industrial artifacts include one of the world’s largest air compressors, used in the mining of gold to bring air to the miners.

Old mining shafts surround the site, and you can get an idea of the mine’s original extent by studying the museum’s model.

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The Last Chance Mining Museum is on the outskirts of Juneau, on the city’s eastern edge.

There’s a short uphill hike along an uneven trail to reach the museum’s entrance.
Address: 1001 Basin Road, Juneau AK 99801, USA
Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 12:30pm and 3:30pm - 6:30pm in summer
Admission: Adults: $5
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Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure

Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure

While your ship is docked in Juneau, pan for gold at Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin on a shore excursion. Enjoy a brief city tour of Juneau and then travel to a remote section along Gold Creek. A guide dressed in 19th-century attire gives you insight into the Alaskan Gold Rush. See where thousands journeyed to during the Gold Rush in search of the precious metal. Learn how to pan in the creek or cull through the waters in the demonstration trough. Round-trip port transport included.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

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What are Last Chance Mining Museum hours of operation?
Last Chance Mining Museum hours of operation: Open daily 9:30am - 12:30pm and 3:30pm - 6:30pm in summer. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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