The Sterling Hill Mining Museum offers public tours to individuals and families according to our operating schedule, which can be viewed below. Public tours last roughly two hours. In that two hours, guests will be guided through our Zobel Hall Museum, the mine, and our Warren Museum of Fluorescence. Half an hour is dedicated to our Zobel Hall Museum, about an hour to the mine, and 15 minutes to the Warren Museum. In order to go into either of the museums or the mine, one MUST be a part of a tour: there are no unguided tours. Before or after the tour, one may go on a self tour around the parking lot area which hosts an array of historic mining machinery and equipment.
PUblic tour Prices are as follows:
Seniors (AGES 65+): $12.00
Children (AGES 4 to 12): $10.00
Children Under 4: Free
Public Tour Operating Schedule:
July - August Daily at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
September: Monday-Friday at 1:00 PM only. Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM.
October - November: Daily at 1:00 PM only.
December - March: Weekends at 1:00 PM only
April - June: Daily at 1:00 PM only
*See special events here.
**It is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes prior, as tours leave promptly at their set times.
If you are bringing a group of less than 15 people you do not need reservations — simply show up about 15 minutes or so prior to the tour start time to purchase your tickets.
For larger groups (15 or more people) please see the section below on Group tours for a discount on reservations made in advance (at least two weeks).
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum offers private group tours for schools, home schools, universities, summer camps, scout groups, vacation tour groups, birthday parties, etc. In order to receive a private group tour there must be a minimum of at least 15 individuals in the group and the tour must be scheduled at least two weeks in advanced. Private group tours receive a discounted rate for the tour as long as they meet those requirements.
Private Group Rates are as follows:
Seniors (AGES 65+): $11.00
Children (AGES 4 to 17): $9.00
Children Under 4: Free
In addition, it is also required that Private Groups leave a non-refundable deposit depending on group size at the time of booking.
Private Group Tours can be scheduled year round.
For more information or to schedule your tour please call us at 973-209-7212. Tours are not scheduled through our e-mail.