The old fashioned mining camp promises plenty of family fun.
Admission is $3 for adults, kids 12 and under free.
Julian Mining Company in Wynola
4444 Highway 78, 3 miles west of Julian
Next weekend, June 27 & 28
10 am-4 pm
Julian Gold Rush Days is a great opportunity to 'turn back the clock' and get an idea of what Julian was like in its early days,
this is entertainment for the whole family!
In the winter of 1869 when former slave Fred Coleman discovered gold in a small creek just outside of Julian, it set off a frenzy that became San Diego's own gold rush. Within a few weeks, over 800 prospectors from all over the country were headed to Julian in search of gold. The first producing gold mine, the Washington Mine, was discovered in February 1870 and within days over 40 other claims were registered.
The gold rush lasted off and on for about thirty years, producing almost $2 million in gold (about $150 million in today's market). While other nearby gold mining town such as Banner City, Branson City, Cuyamaca City, and Eastwood disappeared over time, Julian continued to thrive with the production of its newest asset-apples.
For more information, call the Julian Chamber at 760-765-1857 or visit www.juliangoldrushdays.com.