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Beginning June 2, South Pass City State Historic Site will host a unique Summer series of tours of the Carissa Mine and the English Tunnel.

Held weekly Thursday through Sunday, the Carissa tours last from 2 to 3:30 p.m., with additional tours scheduled on Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Where else can you see the pits & shafts where miners labored, then follow the transformation of the ugly grey rock to a gold bar!

The English Tunnel tours are held at 11 a.m., beginning in June and ending September 6.

The English Tunnel was started in 1868 as an exploratory tunnel looking for gold bearing quartz veins. Using dynamite, shovels and picks, miners fought their way into the heart of the mountain side.

Today, the tunnel is a testament to the miner’s skill and remains in perfect condition allowing visitors to walk into the past.

The Carissa is a fascinating & authentic experience for the mining enthusiasts or for anyone interested in history. This is a guided tour is included with admission to South Pass City State Historic Site.

Reservations are highly recommended. Please visit https://www.southpasscity.com/tours for reservations or call 307-332-3684.

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