Rates & Dates


In 2021 Emerald Village is open every day from April 1st, 2021 through October 31st, 2021! Our online store remains open year-round! Have a Gem Bucket shipped to your home anytime!

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day


The NC Mining Museum

self-guided underground mine tour

Senior Citizens (60+)$7.00
Students (through high school)$6.00
Pre-SchoolNo Charge

Special Group rates available for 20+, by reservation

Click here for group info.

The Gemstone Mine

located in a real mine

Gem BucketsStarts at $10.00 and goes up to $500.00

A wide variety are available.
We guarantee a gem find every time!

Gold Panning

located in a real mine

Gold PanningStarts at $10.00 and goes up to $500

Gold in every bucket—includes a free lesson!

Dig Your Own at
Crabtree Emerald Mine

Crabtree Emerald Mine$20.00 per person 13 and over, $5.00 per person ages 6-12, and free for 5 and under.

Tools available for rent - $25 per day, plus deposit
Waiver of liability form must be signed, available at Emerald Village.


Mineral Collecting
On the McKinney Mine Dumps

Adults$20.00 per person 13 and over
12 & under$5.00 per person ages 6-12, and free for 5 and under

Tools available for rent - $25 per day plus deposit
Waiver of Liability Form must be signed!

Night-time Black Light Tours


Emerald Village closes after daytime activities. On nights with black light tours gates reopen 45 minutes before tour times below.

10 SPECIAL NIGHTS ONLY, beginning at dark!

Saturday, May 23Canceled
Saturday, June 13Canceled
Saturday, July 11Canceled
Saturday, July 18Canceled
Saturday, August 1Canceled
Friday, August 8Canceled
Saturday,  September 5Canceled
Saturday, October 10Canceled
Saturday, October 17Canceled
Saturday, October 24Canceled

Pre-SchoolNo charge

No Reservations!

The black light tours are offered on 10 special nights.
Custom Group tours (25+) may be possible w/reservations.
45 minute guided tour is led by professional staff.
Bring your camera for awesome photos!