Wallace District Mining Museum

Location: 509 Bank Street, Wallace
Phone: (208) 556-1592
The beautiful mountains and valleys surrounding Wallace are home to one of the world’s richest silver mining regions. With production exceeding one billion ounces of silver, the region’s heritage is based largely upon a mining tradition. This rich heritage is captured and preserved for both residents and tourists in the Wallace District Mining Museum. Artifacts, historical photographs, commissioned paintings, and videos illustrate the hard life endured by hundreds of miners and their families in the Silver Valley. Unique exhibits include the world’s largest silver dollar, measuring 3 feet in diameter and weighing 150 pounds. The museum is open 8 AM to 8 PM daily in July and August and 8 AM to 6 PM daily May, June, and September. During the rest of the year, museum hours are 9 AM to 4 PM weekdays and 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays. Admission is $2 for adults ages 16-54, $1.50 for seniors, $.50 for youth ages 6-15, and free for children under 6. A special $5 rate for a school bus (up to grade 12) and $20 rate for tour busses is offered.

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