Ophir Historic District, Ophir
Ophir Historic District
The Ophir Historic District gives visitors a glimpse of mining life in tranquil and picturesque Ophir Canyon during the late 1800s. A portion of the old mining town’s buildings has been lovingly restored, including a post office and a train filled with period antiques and artifacts from the past, including photos and historic articles. All of the furnishings reflect life in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
Additional buildings are scheduled to be restored, plus the arrival and display of additional old-time mining equipment and other related artifacts. The site is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day from Memorial Day until the end of September.
For more information, call (435) 882-4256.
How to get there: Take SR-36 south from Tooele City and proceed through Stockton to the intersection of SR-36 and SR-73. Turn left onto SR-73 and proceed east for six miles toward the Oquirrh Mountains. Turn left onto Ophir Canyon road and proceed east for three miles to town.