Alleghany developed into a town from the consolidation of several mining locations of the early 1850s. There were hydraulic mining operations here as well as drift tunnels that cut into the mountain’s ancient river beds.
The Underground Gold Miners Museum in Alleghany is only open by appointment or during special events. Bring your group or club to the museum for a unique local history presentation including information on the local mines and geology. You also find the famous Original Sixteen to One Mine, which has been in operation for over 100 years, in Alleghany. Tours are by reservation only.