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Reed Gold Mine, Locust

#44 of 162 in Historic Sites in North Carolina
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The Reed Gold Mine is located in Midland, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and is the site of the first documented commercial gold find in the United States. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark because of its importance and listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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  • Who knew all this interesting info about gold and a gold rush in North Carolina?! The 2 docents working in the visitors center on sat Oct 3, 2020 were great! Very knowledgeable and friendly. We...  more »
  • See historical gold mine. Nice location. Free to visit. $3 to "pan for gold". You get a pan of dirt and you are instructed how to add water and sift down to see if you have gold flakes. Nice...  more »
  • During summer there is no guided tour.So we went around and saw the mine. While coming out of the mine through upper hill the sign boards are not adequate to guide properly. A historic place could be better projected to make more interesting.
  • We had such a blast visiting here. The kids enjoyed walking through the old mines and learning about the history of gold in North Carolina. The panning for gold wasn't expensive ($3 a person I believe). Although we didn't find any gold, we did enjoy looking for it. I recommend bringing a lunch and water bottles. There's plenty walking along trails and the sun can be brutal.

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