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Address: 135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
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Very good glimpse of a day in the life....

You can walk all over inside this mill. There is a lot to see and it looks as if everyone just got up and walked out one day so it really represents what it would have looked... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Pflugerville, Texas
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Pflugerville, Texas
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

You can walk all over inside this mill. There is a lot to see and it looks as if everyone just got up and walked out one day so it really represents what it would have looked like on a normal operating day.

1 Thank KeishaNCasey
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Mayflower Mill has a self guided walking tour that is very educational. It is best to tour the Old Hundred Gold Mine tour and then go to the mill to learn how processed the ore. The mill closed in 1991 without even giving the workers notice, so the mill looks the same as a typical work day would have... More 

Thank Cherie P
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255 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We found out about the Mayflower Mill at the Silverton visitors center. We did the self guided walking tour. It was very interesting. I learned a lot about mining history. It's a shame that the mill had to close.

Thank BaltimoreSkiBob
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

When this mill shut down in 1991, it closed its doors behind a shift of workers without any notice of the closing. Workers didn't find out until they got home! As a result, the mill looks much as it did the day it closed -- calendars from 1991 still hang on the walls, jackets are thrown across seat backs, logs... More 

1 Thank Mellisa H
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

First I want to say I recommend going to the Old 100 Gold Mine Tour first. It will make visiting the mill much more understandable. This is a self guided tour with the pathway marked and plenty of signs to learn what you are looking at. There are even a few places where you can push buttons and watch the... More 

2 Thank Mushmom2
Clearfield, Utah
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

By far one of the nearest spots we visited on this vacation! Walk through an old mining mill, with serval pieces of equipment still operable that you can activate with buttons to push. You get to see the whole thing from start to finish. Sam Juan Historical Society really has its game set up to top notch. Don't miss this... More 

Thank Jesse B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We made a quick stop at the Mayflower mine on the "Spur of the Moment" and what a nice place for a quick (Or not so quick) visit. The grandchildren were happy with the FREE gold panning... Yup... That's right... FREE gold panning... Just drive right up, say hello to the attendant in the gift shop, then start panning... It... More 

Thank Bart G
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

What a great place to learn about mining, all the hard work and danger these folks did every day. Had fun panning for gold at the end too.

Thank tweenah
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114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We took a tour of this old metal processing mill and found it very interesting. After a short film on the history of the mill you embark on a self-guided tour through several floors of machinery with explanations of their functions. Some of them are still in working order and you can turn them on to see them work. We... More 

2 Thank pkmsMissouri
Hartford, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This effort by he Silverton historic society should be a jewel in the crowning achievemements of this unselfish group. As me and my family visited the site we were whisked back in time to the early years of mining of his area. The air was filled the spirits of hard men and women who worked this mill. The mill looks... More 

1 Thank Joe B

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