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“Historic mine supervisor's "cottage"”
Review of Bourn House

Bourn House
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Nevada City
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Owner description: One of the attractions at Empire Mine State Historic Park.
Nevada City, California
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Historic mine supervisor's "cottage"”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

If you visit Empire Mine on a living history day, you can take a full tour of this stone "cottage" on the beautiful grounds. The gardens behind the cottage are beautiful in the spring; hundreds of heritage rosebushes, peonies, iris, and hydrangeas later in the summer. A popular wedding site.

Visited January 2013
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English first
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Historical”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

This is the home of a major silver baron of the late goldrush era in the foothills. Mr. Bourne called this his "cottage". Tours given with costumed docents representing the owner, the butler, the kitchen staff, the maid. Also a tour of the grounds containing numerous mining equipment and a 3d presentation of the mine itself. On beautiful grounds with picnic tables.

Visited August 2012
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Nevada City, Californnia
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Go back in time!”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

The grounds, the buildings and the history. Excellent state park

Visited August 2011
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