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Bourn House

10791 E Empire St, Nevada City, CA 95945-7432
+1 530-273-8522
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All of the Empire Mine State Historic Park is very interesting. We spent most of the day there... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
LorindolMoon
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Rohnert Park, California
Empire State Park

Tour was very informative. Also included a trip to the main mine shaft, but not a descent in to... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
pbingham1
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Reno, Nevada
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One of the attractions at Empire Mine State Historic Park.
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10791 E Empire St, Nevada City, CA 95945-7432
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

All of the Empire Mine State Historic Park is very interesting. We spent most of the day there, having brought a picnic lunch which we ate at the picnic tables by the parking area, under the trees. We were very fortunate to be there on...More

1  Thank LorindolMoon
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Tour was very informative. Also included a trip to the main mine shaft, but not a descent in to the actual mine. The grounds are beautiful and shaded by large conifers.

Thank pbingham1
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Bourn House grounds are magnificent! We'd go back just to see it at a different time of year! Ray, our docent, had amazing grasp of the history of the property, and exhibited it on both tours, each of which offered different perspectives! I thought...More

1  Thank butterflyd2017
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a local you know how to get in free if your not a local the money is worth it. What a beautiful house that takes you back in time. So wonderful and always educational.

Thank Aundrea D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Empire Mine is a wonderful museum where you can stroll and imagine life in the mining community. Bourn House is the residence of the owners of the mine. It sits on sprawling lawn and flowers. The buildings were preserved so visitors get a feel what...More

Thank 95dianag
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The tour of the Empire mine, and of the home of the Bourne Family is led by an excellent team of docents and provides an eye into the hard work of miners and the elegance of the privileged mine owner! This is the same family,...More

Thank Patricia Rusert G
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is actually the Empire Mine State Park located in Grass Valley Calif. not Nevada City, the distance between the two cities is approx 4.5 miles. It's a beautiful park with flowering grounds, walking paths and horse riding trails. It has a great mining exhibit...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were part of a large group that had made advance appointment to visit the Empire Mine State Historic Park and the Bourn House. We had arranged for a special docent tour of the mine and the house, and both docents provided excellent informative tours...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You visit the Bourn House when you visit the historic Empire Mine. If you are one of the days that the docents are portraying the Bournes or other individuals from that era you are in for a treat.

1  Thank PinkieMarvel
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Bourn Mansion has been the setting for numerous weddings and parties--plus a few movie shoots. Access inside may be limited, but the incredible beautiful grounds are definitely worth the trip. The Bourn Mansion is part of the Empire Mine State Park, so there's much...More

Thank steve W
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