Activities

Borax Museum



Borax Museum

Categories: Museums

Location: The Ranch at Furnace Creek

Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Intensity: 1

Duration: .25 - 1 hours

Directions:
The Borax Museum is conveniently located at the Ranch at Furnace Creek between the restaurants and the Post Office.

Borax Museum


Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Intensity: 1, Duration: .25 - 1 hours, Location: The Ranch at Furnace Creek

Description

The Borax Museum, the oldest structure in Death Valley, contains many mining artifacts from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. It also houses an extensive mineral collection, and has many outdoor exhibits located on the museum grounds. The museum has a variety of rock specimens and gemstone jewelry for sale, as well as books, postcards, and official 20 Mule Team model kits.

History

The Borax Museum is the oldest structure in Death Valley. Originally built around 1883, it served as an office, bunkhouse, laboratory, and ore checking station. It was later relocated by the Borax Company to Furnace Creek in 1954 in order to preserve the historic building.

Fees

Admission to the museum is free. A printed guide is available for $2.50. The guide describes each of the numbered artifacts which are located outside, around and behind the museum. Donations are also accepted.  

Hours & Dates of Operation

The museum is open daily, typically from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contact the Furnace Creek Resort for current hours of operation.

Key Items Offered

The museum has a variety of rock specimens and gemstone jewelry for sale as well as books, postcards, and official 20 Mule Team kits.

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Packages

Since you are coming to Death Valley National Park to enjoy this activity, please take advantage of our Lodging Promotions.