Ghost Towns and Mines


Not a ghost town, but a former mining town in the mountains east of San Diego. Nowadays Julian is known for apples and apple pies. There are some interesting old buildings here. Several of the buildings on Main Street date back to the 1870s. The Julian Gold Rush Hotel was built in 1897 and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in southern California.

I have a new video about Julian:

Another attraction in Julian is the Eagle and High Peak Mine. For a small fee you can take a guided tour of this amazing, well-preserved gold mine which dates back to 1870. I have a separate page dedicated to the mine, here:

Eagle and High Peak Mine, CA

Updated May 2019.

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Julian, CA