Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure

Last Chance Basin Gold Panning & Mining Excursion in Juneau, Alaska
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the thrill of Juneau's gold rush history with our Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure Tour
  • Follow the footsteps of Joe Juneau and Richard Harris, tracing their historic route with a costumed prospector guide
  • Try hands-on gold panning at the famous Alaska-Juneau gold mine
  • Take home all the gold you find and a souvenir Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate
Price: $112.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 25 minute walk, or an approximately 5 minute shuttle ride (not included, approximately $5 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
Restrictions This tour is suitable for all ages. All children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs due to the uneven terrain at Last Chance Basin.

Historic Juneau Gold Panning & Mining Adventure

Relive Juneau's gold rush mining history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek on this Juneau cruise port trip.

Throughout this Juneau gold mine tour, a costumed prospector will guide you through a historic residential area in route to Last Chance Basin. You will trace the route taken by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris in their search for gold over 100 years ago. Near the famous Alaska-Juneau gold mine, one of the world's largest hard rock mining operations at its peak, you will get hands-on experience at Juneau gold panning in Gold Creek.

On this Juneau gold panning tour, you can choose to pan in the creek or the waist-high demonstration trough. Everyone of all ages, and those with limited mobility, can learn how to pan and capture the full gold-rush experience. You're guaranteed to find gold! And, all that glitters is yours to keep.

Around you are remnants of the original buildings of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which at the height of production, was the largest operation of its type in the world. You'll learn about the mining techniques that were used and more about the quest for gold that is so much a part of Alaska's history. Take home a souvenir Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate, all the gold you find and an appreciation of what it was like to seek your fortune in the wilds of Alaska more than a century ago.