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Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House

753 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222
209 736 2963
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Angels Camp
Type: History Museums
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Cannot say enough about this great museum. There are many areas and buildings to explore. Make sure you take the time to talk to the guides and read. Jim was particularly knowledgeable and showed us details of the exhibits that we would not have known just by experiencing on our own. Don't be put off by some of the area... More

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Crowley Lake, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the museum and carriage house. There are three buildings and several outdoor exhibits to see. Everything is well arranged and interestingly presented. We learned a lot! The docents are extremely knowledgable and love sharing their knowledge! They made our visit an absolute success! Don't miss it!

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The vast and varied collection will appeal to everyone. The mining artifacts including the giant water wheel gave use a great background to the area miners. The extensive carriage collection included every type of wagon you could imagine. The staff were pleasant and willing to share their time. Too bad we ran out of time as it closes at 4:00.... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This city owned and operated museum provides a classic view of life in these hills in the 1840s through the 1930s. A clear description of gold mining operations along with artifacts of life during the same period.A fabulous collection of wagons and carriages that were vital during those years.

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Seaford, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Angels Camp museum is a must do if you are visiting the area. The displays are filled with wonderful items that explain the gold era in that region. The display of carriages, and the stories about their owners and their use will take you back in time. Susan was our docent and explained every facet of the gold mine... More

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Southern California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It tells so much of the gold mining story from the 1850s, even the gold extraction process. Also, a good story about Mark Twain's stay there, how the jumping frog event got started and how much fun the area has had with it. The museum has wonderful artifacts, clothing, buggies, cars, old tools. This is a five start experience.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Enjoyed learning about Mark Twain and his background. The carriages were very fun to see and imagine traveling through the West

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We spent an afternoon at this museum. It is chalk full of wonderful old carriages, mining equipment, lots of local information on Mark Twain's visit, and the local mining and ranching history. The docents can be talkative, but are locals who know the area well and will regale you with wonderful stories of the characters and equipment that they used.... More

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San Diego, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We wandered into the museum thinking it was just a small exhibit, and we'd be in and out in 30 mins. This place is huge...there are buildings behind the main museum. We could have spent an entire day there talking with the staff. If you're interested in the history of a California gold mining town, this place is not-to-miss.

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Calaveras County, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very inexpensive introduction to the motherlode area and particularly the connection of Angels Camp to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemmons) and the early gold rush history of the area. Well presented exhibits and extensive collection of 18th Century and early 19th Century artifacts. Very educational and interesting. Not crowded and one can proceed at their own pace. Spend as much or... More

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