Calendar of Events

Museum Admission, Guided Mine Tour & Train Ride

Museum Admission, Guided Mine Tour & Train Ride Your underground adventure awaits! Explore the pioneering spirit of Wisconsin’s rural Driftless Area through Rollo Jamison's cultural heritage collection, a real 1845 underground lead-zinc mine tour, and a mine train ride outdoors across the three-acre museum campus. Exhibits tell the story of how famous local geology in …

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Heritage Day

Heritage Day Heritage Day is a July 4th community celebration of Platteville’s rich history and bright future that draws more than 700 visitors annually.  Visitors will enjoy a day of games, historical demonstrations, special exhibits, live music, and food, including custom ice cream flavors produced by Pioneer Sweets of UW-Platteville. VIEW DETAILS AND MORE PROGRAMS …

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Young Pioneers Camp

Young Pioneers Camp Dates: July 10-13, 2023Time: 1-3 p.m.Cost: $35 per student | $25 for Household or Grandparent Members | Registration Required (Scholarships available) Young Pioneers Camp is a fun day camp for students entering 2nd through 5th grades. Travel into the past and discover life in our region in the pioneering period of the …

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Mine Day

Mine Day Platteville's classic festival of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) is a celebration of the pioneering spirit of ingenuity, inquiry, enterprise, and development that shaped our nook of the Driftless Area. Join us for a day of live music, games, industrial craft demonstrations, and earth science fun and festivities. Mine Day commemorates …

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Historic Re-enactment

Historic Re-enactment Held  since 1998, the 3-day Platteville Historic Re-enactment showcases the history of America’s Upper Mississippi Valley from the mid-1700s to 1840, featuring educators, artisans, and re-enactors all taking part in the celebration. The Historic Re-enactment presents a hands-on living history experience for the general public, as well as thousands of students whose visit …

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Sweet Treats on Main

Sweet Treats on Main As part of the Sweets Treats on Main event held by the Platteville Main Street Program, the museum will offer one free train ride per child as a “treat.” While the children and their families wait for their turn on the train, they can create a fun Halloween craft for children …

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Fall Community Free Day

Fall Community Free Day To thank the citizens of Platteville for their continued support, The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums offers two community free days: season opening day, May 3; and season closing day, October 29. Museum admission, including a Guided Mine Tour and Train Ride (weather permitting) will be free to Platteville residents with …

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In Season: May - October
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Off Season: November - April
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