Emerald Village is open EVERY day late March through October (9:00 – 5:00 except 9:00 – 6:00 Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day). Featured activities include: Underground mine tour every day Gem Mining at the Gemstone Mine every day Gold Panning at the Blue Ridge Gold Mine every day Digging for Emeralds at the Crabtree Emerald Mine every day Free Model Railroad Museum and Antique Music Museum to explore Free Company Store museum, a whole town in one building! … and a waterfall, a scenic overlook, historic mine equipment, an amphitheatre for groups, picnic areas, custom gem-cutting, & a whole lot more!

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Emerald Village

331 McKinney Mine Road
Little Switzerland, NC 28749 

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Monday-Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


(828) 765-6463
(828) 765-6329 (Cell)