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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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Seaford, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We recently visited this museum and found that it contained much more than we expected. The docents were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed this museum very much.

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Sonora, California
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Another way to see how this area developed and why the gold rush played such a huge part in California history. Angels Camp is a great little town. You can go then to Sonora/Jamestown and ride the old train which is another wonderful trip for adults and children alike.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We did both Museums on the same day, and we were amazed at how much better the one in San Andreas was. It’s just a few miles north on 49. You can’t see it from the road, but you park on Main Street a half block north of Hwy 49, across the street from the Black Bart Inn. ANGELS CAMP... More

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Sonora, California
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44 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a small but awesome museum. It has a very large variety of Gold Country history. If in Angels Camp be sure and take the time to go thru it.

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