Pendarvis State Historic Site

Walk through history as you explore Pendarvis Historic Site: a collection of miners’ cabins and businesses from the early 1800’s. See how the early settlers lived and worked and learn their stories. Hundreds of immigrants poured into the southwestern part of the state to pursue lead mining; experienced miners began arriving from Cornwall in southwestern England in the 1830’s. They settled in Mineral Point and throughout the Upper Mississippi lead region and constructed small, limestone homes similar to those they had left in England. Don’t miss our gift shop as well!