Charlotte Sights

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

  • 9621 Reed Mine Rd. Map It
  • Midland
  • Mine

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

This historic site, about 22 miles east of Charlotte, is where America's first documented gold rush began, after Conrad Reed discovered a 17-pound nugget in 1799. Forty-minute guided underground tours of the gold mine are available, as well as gold panning (from roughly late October to early April), walking trails, and a stamp mill.

Sight Information


9621 Reed Mine Rd., north of Rte. 24/27, Midland, North Carolina, 28107, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free; gold panning $3
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5

Published 07/23/2015


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