Museum Department - City of Platteville
405 E. Main Street, P. O. Box 780
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-0780
Telephone (608) 348-3301



    The Mining Museum and Rollo Jamison Museum are located side by side at the eastern end of Platteville's Downtown Historic District. The museums include an underground tour of the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine, a ride in a 1931 mine train aboveground, and exhibits on Platteville, area history and especially the history of lead and zinc mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley.
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Platteville Historic Re-enactment

At Mound View Park September 11-12-13     Free Admission
  Friday 11th - 8 am - 5 pm
  Saturday 12th - 11 am - 5 pm
  Sunday 13th - 10 am - 3 pm

There will be demonstrations, story telling, music and tradesmen. You'll also find a kids scavenger hunt on Saturday and Sunday. The museum will set up two camps. You'll learn about mining and lead bullets and try out a variety of games from the 18th and early 19th century.

The Mining Museum and Rollo Jamison Museum is a Blue Star Museums.

Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission from Memorial Day through  Labor Day for active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members.) Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve Members.

Director - Diana Bolander
Curator - Stephanie Saager-Bourret
Education Coordinator - Mary Huck

For more information  contact:
     City of Platteville Museum Department
     405 East Main Street, P.O. Box 780
     Platteville, WI 53818-0780
     (608) 348-3301

The Rountree Gallery, located on the second floor of the Mining Museum building, features work by area artists. Admission to the gallery is free during posted hours. Call 608-348-6719 or email for more information.