Gold Hill, North Carolina
to the Official Website of Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina
Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc.
Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society
Gold Hill Merchants Association
Gold Hill Lions Club
information for Gold Hill Mines Historic Park and the Historic Village
of Gold Hill. NC
See Links below for nearby Hotel Accomodations
Original North Carolina
Historic Highway Marker on US Hwy 52 at Gold Hill.
Click Here for the Link to North
Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program
has been an important part of
North Carolina's history since 1799, the date of the first
discovery of gold in the United States. North Carolina was
the nation's only
gold producing state from 1803 until 1828, and continued as a leading
until 1848 when gold was discovered in California.
about the 1830's the leading
mines in North Carolina were hard-rock mines rather than surface placer
probably peaked in the early 1830's and then again in
the late 1840's. The most famous mines in the south were at
Gold Hill, where
one shaft, (The Randolph) eventually reached a depth of 800 - 850 ft.
and illustrator, Porte Crayon, visited Gold Hill in 1857 for Harper's Magazine
Weekly) and created the best
surviving images of antebellum
Carolina mining. The Federal Government
built a branch mint at Charlotte
which coined southern gold from 1838 until the start of the Civil War
Credits: North Carolina Office of Archives
of Cultural Resources
the Civil War an English mining
company, The New Gold Hill Ltd. Mining Company based in London,
purchased and operated
the Gold Hill Mines until around 1900 when the mines were leased to
George Newman. Newman continued to operate the mines, but without much
until closing and disappearing with investors’ money around 1910.
Today Gold Hill, NC is a quaint
things to know when planning a visit:
Hill Mines Historic Park & Gold Hill Rail Trail
park is open 7 days a
week, during daylight hours. (Only
being for reserved/rented areas. (Rental Info)
Picnic tables are
available first-come, first-serve. There are no grills provided.
Please be responsible, respect your surroundings and take all
trash with you when you leave or dispose of it in containers provided.
Metal Detectors, picks, shovels and/or other digging tools allowed on
park property. Please obey all posted park rules and respect
We offer guided
history sessions Thurs., Fri., Sat. noon-2pm and at other times by
appointment. Check in at the E.H. Montgomery General Store in the
Village of Gold Hill. Park maps,
self-guided tour brochures,
booklets and other information are also available at the E. H.
Montgomery General Store. Guided tours include historic sites and
landmarks in the park and along the Gold Hill
Rail Trail as well as
guided tours of the shops in the restored mining town of Gold Hill. A
Power Point Presentation is also available at the (E.H.
with prior notice and reservations.
Village of Gold Hill
There are about a dozen shops in the historic village
Hill, NC providing visitors a chance to experience shopping at a slower
pace. Plan a day to come and bring your
friends. We're a nostalgic change of pace!!
shops in the village Thurs-Sunday 11am-5pm (with the
exception being Fridays, when the E.H. Montgomery General Store is open
live bluegrass music at 7pm.)
Some of the other shops
also stay open late during the music.
*Note: Not all shops are open Thurs-Sunday.. Check the
days and hours on the Village Shops page.
Located right in the
heart of the Village of Gold Hill. A new facility with accommodations
for up to ten people.
Fully furnished four
bedrooms, plus additional bunks, a nursery and two full baths.
Located just four miles
from the Village of Gold Hill.
Click Here for Rates and
Nearby Accomodations in
Salisbury, NC (Approx. 14 miles)
Courtyard by Marriott Salisbury
Address:120 Marriott Circle, Salisbury, NC
1001 Klumac Rd, Salisbury, NC
Super 8 Salisbury, NC 28146
Address: 925 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146
Nearby Accomodations in Albemarle, NC
(Approx. 12 miles)
Best Western Albemarle
Address: 2300 Hwy 52N, Albemarle, NC 28001
Nearby Accomodations in Mount Pleasant, NC
(Approx. 10 miles)
Carolina Country Inn
Address:8514 NC-49, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124
Inn at Mount Pleasant
Address:682 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124
Franklin Street Bed and Breakfast
Address:8501 E Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124