Rates & Dates


In 2020 Emerald Village is open every day (weather permitting) from March 28th through November 8th. Our online store remains open year-round! Have a Gem Bucket shipped to your home anytime!

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (March 28-31, April, and November 1-8)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (May 1-22, September 7-30, and October)
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (May 23 through September 6)


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 12 and older per day

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
12 & under$10.00 per person

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

Night-time Black Light Tours

Guided 45 minute tours begin at Dark

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

Saturday, May 259:00 PM
Saturday, June 159:15 PM
Saturday, July 139:15 PM
Saturday, July 209:15 PM
Saturday, August 39:00 PM
Friday, August 308:30 PM
Saturday, August 318:30 PM
Saturday, October 57:45 PM
Saturday, October 127:30 PM
Saturday, October 197:30 PM

Adults - $15.00
Students - $10.00
Pre-School -  No Charge
No Reservations!