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Address: 214 South Copper Street, Greenwood, British Columbia V0H 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-445-6355
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Well worth the small admittance fee, lots of History here!

This little Meuseum has a surprising amount of very fastinating Historical items in it. We found it very informative and even somewhat surprising to read about notorious Wanted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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English first
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105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This little Meuseum has a surprising amount of very fastinating Historical items in it. We found it very informative and even somewhat surprising to read about notorious Wanted 'gangs' from the posters, learning about the History of the first Japanese Internement Camp during the war years, ....they even have a stack of 'Wooden Checks'...something I'd never heard of before. There... More 

Thank Heather7A7
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you love exploring things while on a road trip this is a great stop for you. This small museum gives you a feel for a time gone by as well as the tragedy faced by Japanese Canadians in WWII. The small fee is well worth it and you only hope the town finds a way to preserve some of... More 

Thank Gary W
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Greenwood BC in the Kootenay valley is the smallest city in BC and in Canada with a population of 708. The Greenwood Museum is a convenient stop on Highway 3 with clean washrooms and petit gift counter selling gold leaves in miniature tubes. Mining history and WW2 internment of Canadian-Japanese form the two main themes of the museum. Visit to... More 

Thank hansontravel
Greenwood, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A must see while your in Greenwood. There is an amazing amount of information, artifacts and history to discover in this museum. The City of Greenwood has survived many transformations over the years. A thriving mining town, first BC Supreme court, WWII internment camp and so much more. They also present the history of the City of Phoenix, once the... More 

Thank Wylldrose
North Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

small historic building on hwy 3, I thought it was very limited info on the history of greenwood bc, it appears they were more interested in selling you souveneirs. however friendly staff and good parking. the place needs more historic story boards.

Thank len g
Doreen M, Manager at Greenwood Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Greenwood. I agree more history story boards should be posted throughout the town. Unfortunately we have few volunteers and lack sufficient funding to carry out many needed projects. The museum is run by a group of dedicated volunteers with the exception of two summertime students. We are grateful to be able to employ local... More 

Vernon, Canada
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213 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are spending some time around Greenwood exploring the ghost towns, then stop here first, it will save you a ton of time and effort when on the back roads. We had come to Greenwood so that we could visit Pheonix, Deadwood and the motherlode mines. As the museum wasn't open when I left, I went looking for Deadwood... More 

Thank Darren_in_BC
Osoyoos, Canada
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to the museum searching for information around grandfather and grandmother dating back to the 1800's. Spent 3 hours reading through files and files of great information, exactly what we were looking for. Absolutely amazed at this museum's ability to put together so many valuable bits of history. The volunteers are dedicated and caring individuals who obviously love their work,... More 

Thank Jeep7759
Grand Forks
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106 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lots of local info, enthusiastic staff. City Hall worth touring with museum staff. Lots of info on one of Western Canadas earliest cities. They did a great job of researching the history of John Jarrette's history and ties to the infamous James Gang!!

Thank cascade411
Red Deer, Canada
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78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great Museum with lots of different sections. They even have examples of fluorescent minerals. The film Snowflakes falling on Cedar was filmed here and there are some great photos of the filming in town. Went on the drive to view the old sections of Phoenix which no longer exists. from the museum just note the numbers are reversed.

Thank ozuck
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A small museum (to match the small town) but very keen and helpful staff. It was well worth the visit. I wish we had more of these.

Thank Douglas_Dow

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