Sterling Hill Mine Museum Ogdensburg NJ

Editor’s Note: on IG shares an amazing mine that is located in Sussex County NJ, with a variety of things to do!

Basic Information about Sterling Hill Mine Museum:

Address: 30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439, USA
Website: Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Phone: +1 973-209-7212
Admission: (tours)

Adults: $15.00
Seniors (65+): $14.00
Children (4-12): $13.00

Children under 4: Free

(Note: Prices are subject to change, please check the website for the most current information)

Hours: (Hours may vary by season, please check the website for the most current information)
As of 1/26/24 from their website: “We currently have weekend tours only at 1:00 PM, except for special days. Check back for updates on special tour dates. Please arrive between 12:30 PM and 12:45 PM for the 1:00 PM tour to purchase your tickets. Tours are not self-guided, you need to go out with a guide. The museums are only available with the tour. No reservations are needed, and tickets are not sold online. Please bring a light jacket or sweatshirt as it is 56­­°F in the mine. The Gift Shop is open every day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. See Special Events for more tours and information.”

About the Museum:

The Sterling Hill Mine Museum, located in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, is an educational and historical facility. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore one of the oldest and richest zinc mines in the United States, which operated from the early 18th century until it closed in 1986. The museum features:

  • Underground mine tours: A guided walk through the mine where zinc and other minerals were extracted.
  • Exhibit hall: Showcasing a variety of minerals, mining artifacts, and historical displays.
  • Zobel Exhibit Hall: Home to a world-class collection of fluorescent minerals, with a stunning Rainbow Tunnel.
  • Rock Discovery Center: Interactive exhibits where visitors can learn about geology, mining, and the environment.
  • On-site Rock Shop: Offering a selection of minerals, fossils, and mining-related gifts.
  • Educational programs: Workshops, Scout programs, and school group tours are available.
  • Events: The museum hosts special events and activities throughout the year.
  • The Sterling Hill Mine Museum is not only a significant part of New Jersey’s mining history but also a valuable resource for educational and recreational activities, appealing to a wide range of interests and age groups.

Seek.Discover.Play Summary:

Have you ever walked through a Zinc Mine?

Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ offers you the incredible opportunity to take a tour through their Zobel Hall Muse, their Warren Museum of Fluorescence, and of course, the mine!

⚠️You must have purchased a ticket and be a part of the tour to be able to view these areas, there are no self tours.

There is also opportunities to view the array of historic mining machinery and

equipment around the parking lot.

The tour guide was awesome and extremely informative. It really gives you a whole new appreciation of a miner’s job.

Bonus Video! From News12 Road Trip series:

We love this segment! 

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