Tours and Tickets


May and early June is school field trip season. Please be aware that if you visit during this time, you may encounter large groups of school children. Underground Mine Tours are not available while school groups are onsite. Please check availability by phone at (608) 348-3301 or by online ticketing availability. Online booking is closed at times when we have school groups scheduled. 

Tour Options

Hours and Admission

In Season: May through October


Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM


Guided Mine Tours run at set times:

 - 10:30 a.m.

 - 12:00 p.m.

 - 1:30 p.m.

 - 3:00 p.m.

Admission Rates

Ages 13+: $12.00

Seniors 65+: $10

Youth 5-12: $6

Children under 5: $3

UW-Platteville Students: $1

In season admission includes a self-guided tour of interior and exterior exhibit galleries, a guided Mine Tour, and train ride (weather permitting).

Off Season: November through April


Closed except for seasonal programs. 

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Become a member!

Annual Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to museum galleries and grounds
  • Unlimited FREE guided Mine Tours (May-October)
  • Unlimited FREE Train Rides (May-October)
  • Invitations to FREE member events such as the Autumn Friends Annual Program & Meeting
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Museums Newsletter and email updates
  • Recognition in Newsletter

Blue Star Museums

Free Admission for Active-Duty Military Personnel

Armed Forces Day - Labor Day

May 3 - September 4 (2023)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums is proud to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer. Visitors must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC) or DD Form 1173 ID card to receive free admission.
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For more information and to find other participating museums, visit Blue Star Museums | National Endowment for the Arts

Museums for All

$1 Admission for EBT Card Holders (includes up to 4 family members)

During regular Tour-Season (May-October)


Through Museums for All, we’re partnering with museums across the country to make sure everyone can experience the best museums have to offer. If you have an SNAP EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card, called a FoodShare QUEST Card in Wisconsin, or a WIC card, simply show it when you arrive to receive our lowest-priced admission.


For more information and to find other participating museums, visit Museums for All (

“This place was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. She seemed very interested in what she was saying and we can feel the love she has for the town. Thanks!!!!”

Omar J.

“This place is very underrated. They do a great job sharing Platteville's history and the whole Driftless Area. There is a mine you can go down into and tour, an old train that still runs, and a museum of things that Rollo Jamison collected in his lifetime that is very interesting. Great for all ages. If you're coming through Platteville, make sure to stop here.”

Greta G.

“Our fourth graders love coming to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums for an on-site field experience of learning! We typically bring 75-90 students each year and the staff always accommodates us into groups. We especially like the tour of the mine because it ties into our curriculum of learning about soil, rocks, and landforms. Students also enjoy the tour of the museum to see what life was like long ago. It's always great to take students to learning outside of the school that they can remember for a lifetime!”

Shelby Wahlert, Fourth Grade Teacher
Irving Elementary; Dubuque, Iowa

“Our fifth graders love coming toThe Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. They are intrigued by Rollo Jamison’s collection of artifacts. The playing piano is always a hit. They also get to learn about lead mining and zinc mining that was done in our area. Another favorite activity is riding in the ore car. Thanks for making our class trips very educational and fun!”

Dianne Langmeier, Fifth Grade Teacher
Fennimore Elementary; Fennimore, Wisconsin

“The museum visit was a chance for my class to travel back in time by viewing pictures and touching artifacts. The students had an opportunity to compare historical events to the present day. The visit aligned with our Social Studies lesson discussing long ago versus today. It never ceased to excite them and they did not want to leave!”

Kecia King, Fourth Grade Teacher
Westview Elementary School; Platteville, Wisconsin

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

Guided Mine Tours: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

Off Season: November - April
Closed Except for Seasonal Programs