Spring Open House

Mother’s Day Springtime Event
A magical way to spend the day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Special Activities from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FREE admission for children under 6 + FREE admission for grandmothers!

Enjoy springtime fountains, rose gardens and lavish, turn-of-the-century costumes. Stroll through beautiful Empire Cottage – and meet docents portraying the colorful characters who shaped our local, gold-mine history. The old Mineyard will be full of activity – much the way it was in Empire’s heydays of gold, grit and glory.


Tasty food, beverages and ice cream are available for purchase from local vendors – or bring your own lunch, blankets and chairs, and picnic on the beautiful grounds.  Recent events have included complimentary cups of tea in the special Tea Garden.  Live music and entertainment for children will add to the fun.

Here’s a memorable way to celebrate springtime – as well as the special women in your life. There’s also the popular Potting Bench where children can make little living gifts their moms will treasure.

The prices are: $7 for 17 & over, $3 ages 6-16 and FREE admission for children under 6 and grandmothers.

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Photos by Richard Bannister and Courtney Ferguson