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Granite County Museum, Philipsburg

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The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, housed in the former Courtney Hotel on South Sansome Street in Philipsburg, was founded in 1991 thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers and the generous donations of supporters.

The price of admission is $4.00 for adults and free for children under the age of twelve. The museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and winter hours by appointment.

The main floor of the museum welcomes visitors to view a revolving display of historical exhibits, including photos, clothing, and other belongings of former Granite County residents. Downstairs is a mural of a mining community, complete with an assay office, a bank with a miner's coin collection, and a reconstructed miner's cabin to see how the early prospectors lived.

In 1996, a replica of an underground silver mine was built in the museum. The simulated mine shaft and drift is realistic and includes a compressor, a hoist house, several ore cars, and various other pieces of mining equipment, offering the visitor a glimpse into the daily routine of a turn-of-the-century underground miner.
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  • I enjoyed walking through the museum and seeing all of the artifacts and history collected and preserved. Well displayed and some interesting reading at the displays.  more »
  • They have packed quite a bit of history into this little museum. After visiting the main floor be sure to go below to see the recreated mining exhibit it is wonderful. You will enjoy this little trip....  more »
  • Excellent small museum
  • Very personable , interesting and well done museum. Just the right size for a little education but not alot of time! Thank you!!

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