Let's explore the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum:
***LET'S MEET AT FRONT OF THE CASE GRANDE BUILDING.***
I'll bring a scavenger hunt list, just like all our Photowalks. If you are new to this, I'll give you a list of ten items to look for and photograph. After the event, we upload our photos to the meetup site. It's fun to see how people interpret the list, and to see what you were able to find!
WE WILL HAVE SOME PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS ON HAND WHO HAVE KINDLY OFFERED TO SHOW SOME NATURAL LIGHTING TECHNIQUES.
How to Get There
The Casa Grande and the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum are located at 21350 Almaden Road. The Casa Grande is the impressive white building with picket fencing just past the Post Office. The Club Almaden sign is still up on the large redwood tree at the entrance.
From Highway 85 take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. Turn right and proceed 2.5 miles west to the town of New Almaden. The Casa Grande will be on your left.
From Highway 880 take 101 south to 280 north (toward San Francisco). Exit 280 at Hwy. 87 (Guadalupe Parkway) south. Exit Hwy. 87 at Almaden Expressway south (to the right). Proceed about 8 miles to Almaden Road. Turn right and proceed 2.5 miles to the town of New Almaden.
No Fee to Enter the Museum
There is a gift shop, but I am not sure about food, so bring your own water, just in case.
Information on the Quicksilver Mining Museum:
A short article on the history of the mine and Casa Grande:
Photos of the museum and Casa Grande from the grand re-opening in 2010:
Another link with photos: