Goldfield Historic Walking Tour
Home to some of the most remarkable history in Nevada, and the American West, and there’s no better way to become acquainted with the World’s Greatest Gold Camp than the Goldfield Historic Walking Tour. What lies in this historic gold mining town today is what miraculously withstood devastating fires and a flood, but before these freak apocalyptic conditions occurred, Goldfield was once Nevada’s largest city and the leading political and economic powerhouse in the state. Today, the mighty Historic Goldfield Hotel and the Esmeralda County Courthouse beckon visitors off the Free-Range Art Highway and into Goldfield for a quick fix of Old West authenticity. Once you’ve discovered dozens more locations crucial to the Goldfield, and Silver State Story, you’ll make certain Goldfield and the Historic Walking Tour is part of your Nevada discoveries from here on out.
One of the easiest ways of embarking on the Goldfield Historic Walking Tour is by visiting the Goldfield Visitor Center on the north edge of town. Here, you’ll be able to get your hands on walking tour maps and more information about the National Historic District before you. The Goldfield Historic Walking Tour consists of a whopping 190 stops, that each include the name of the historic site, its location, and why it’s crucial to the Goldfield story. Some stops along the way include the Historic Goldfield High School (currently undergoing complete historic preservation), the Goldfield Hotel, a handful of historic homes with architectural importance including Tex Rickard’s, the Brown Parker Garage and Auto Co., the Santa Fe Saloon, some of the first claims in the Goldfield Mining District, the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad Office, and many more.
Download a walking tour booklet and map here, or to request a physical copy of the booklet ahead of your trip, please send a $2.00 check or money order for shipping and handling to the Goldfield Historical Society at PO Box 393, Goldfield NV 89013.
The self-guided Goldfield Historic Walking Tour is best enjoyed from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Download a walking tour booklet and map, or to request a physical copy of the booklet ahead of your trip, please send a $2.00 check or money order for shipping and handling to the Goldfield Historical Society at PO Box 393, Goldfield NV 89013.
No admission is required to embark on the Goldfield Historic Walking Tour! As you discover the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, become part of protecting Goldfield’s story with a membership to the Goldfield Historical Society. Your membership helps with the preservation of Goldfield historic sites, ensuring future generations will always know and remember the incredible stories of Goldfield, Nevada.