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Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House

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Address: 753 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone Number: 209 736 2963
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Take at least two hours to enjoy this diversified museum

Learned a lot about Mark Twain. The display had so many interesting facts that I didn't know about. The carriage house had so many very old surries and carriages. There was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learned a lot about Mark Twain. The display had so many interesting facts that I didn't know about. The carriage house had so many very old surries and carriages. There was even an old fire truck. It's a very interesting display.

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Eastvale, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

There are some things to see and history to learn about the area. The cold panning was not available because the water had a layer of ice on it. The wagaons/carriage collections are nice if you are interested in those.

Thank StellaKCnFamily
Pacifica, California
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went here on a rainy Monday morning. Museum is spread out between three main buildings with some outdoor displays and a gold panning area. My wife and I were pleased to have a guide in each of the buildings to help you understand the history of Angels Camp and Calaveras County. We learned a bit more about the gold mining... More 

Thank wavcpa
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29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I stopped here just to get a feel for the town of Angels Camp. Definitely glad i took the time. Museum looks small from the street but has carriage house and mine museum out back which make it a fabulous museum. The employees were very knowledgeable and super friendly. The gold mine exhibit was my favorite, highlighting the local mines... More 

Thank 182Jeff
Santa Clarita, California
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107 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great museum, but the real treasure is the Carriage House further down the hill land the farming and mining equipment displays in another HUGE building. We lucked out and had a friendly and knowledgable docent that had a great time explaining mining processes. Neat place

Thank scvgal
San Clemente, California
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

What looks like a small-town museum is a real find -- three acres of California mining and farming history, along with an excellent Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain exhibit. Be sure not to miss the guided demonstration of the mine hoist and the stamp mill

Thank Mtnnsky
Sacramento, California
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68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Wide variety of interesting artifacts and dedicated docents. For a small city, they've done a great job of trying to preserve and present their unique history. Unfortunately, they need more raised cases so you don't have to stoop to see things and more signage identifying what is in displays. Great collection of minerals in the barn, though lighting was poor... More 

Thank 13Boopsie
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Great museum. We could have spent hours here but were on a tight schedule. The volunteer guides were excellent and the museum had a broad selection of items.

Thank bamagirl1974
Angels Camp, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Although Angels Camp Museum may look rather small from Highway 49, it's a couple of acres of wonderful Gold Rush era exhibits. Well worth a couple of hours. The Carriage House has an amazing array of buggies, carriages, wagons, even a funeral carriage and a fully restored stage coach.

Thank sunny l
London, United Kingdom
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759 reviews
661 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 625 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Open 10-4, admission $5. This 30,000 square-foot city operated museum is home to the largest collection of carriages and wagons in the nation. Of course you will see carriages and wagons, but will also see a collection of steam tractors, a fine collection of rocks and minerals, a water wheel in its original position, a large, well organised Mark Twain... More 

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