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New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum at Casa Grande

New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum at Casa Grande

The museum presents visitors with an interesting array of exhibits about the history of mercury mining and the lifestyles of mining communities at New Almaden. A mine diorama duplicates the interior of a mine shaft, giving visitors a feel for working underground. Other exhibits explain the changing technology of how the liquid mercury was extracted from mined cinnabar ore. Artifacts from Cornish, Mexican and Chinese mining families depict the diversity of people that once lived and worked together on "the hill." Casa Grande's antique-furnished parlor, library and drawing room reflect the lifestyle of a mine manager's family. Guided tours through the museum are provided during open museum hours as staff allows. Additional programs and tours are available for a fee.  

Photo Credit: Ronald Horii


$2 suggested donation per person 

Operating Hours/Days

Friday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Closed Monday -Thursday

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21350 Almaden Road
San Jose, California 95120