Empire Mine SHP - Weddings & Special Events
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The Empire Mine State Historic Park is the site of one of the oldest, largest, and richest hardrock gold mines in California. From 1850 when gold was discovered here, until its closure in 1956, an estimated 5.8 million ounces of gold were extract-ed from the 367 miles of underground passages.
"The Cottage" was the summer residence of William & Agnes Bourn, the owners of the Empire Mine from 1877-1929. The Bourns enjoyed a rich and active social life as evidenced by the lovely gardens, residences, tennis court and clubhouse. The Bourn Cottage is now a popular wedding site and offers a beautiful and unique setting for your event within a California State Historic Park.