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Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum

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Address: PO Box 156, Jerome, AZ 8631
Phone Number: 520-634-1066
Description: Houses a collection of minerals and provides information about Jerome's...
Houses a collection of minerals and provides information about Jerome's mining past.
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Packs a whole lot of history into a very small museum

It really gave you a sense of the danger living in a copper mining town with fires regularly burning half the town down or buildings crashing and sliding down the mountain due to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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dallas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It really gave you a sense of the danger living in a copper mining town with fires regularly burning half the town down or buildings crashing and sliding down the mountain due to explosions in the mines. People lived a wild west type or life- Shootouts, brothels, plots to take over the mines, labor unrest and heroic lawmen and fire... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the 2.00 admission, the history timeline of Jerome including artifacts and exhibits offer a great sense of understanding of the town and the people and industries that created this little town. It's a very small museum but is truly packed full of information about how mining shaped the town bringing brothels, saloons and other businesses plus an understanding... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I could have spent much more time reading and viewing the exhibit. They have letters written to family members when someone died in combat. The tone and structure of the letters from the commanding officers is heart wrenching. There are written jury verdicts from different trials including when the sheriff of Jerome was tried for shooting an outlaw. There is... More 

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Elon College, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

One of the folks at Passion Cellars told us to drive to the Museum and wander around the machinery and look down the 1900 ft mine shaft. Very cool. We just weren't in the mood for a full museum - so we enjoyed the free peek into history.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The items are very tied to the History of the Mining….Lots of people became rich back in the day.The History of the Town unfolds …a lot of resemblences to That of Mout Rushmore era

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Pasadena, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After spending time in Sedona we stumbled upon the historic copper mining town of Jerome, the largest ghost town of America. The steep drive up the mountain by car is not for the faint at heart. Once in Jerome unveiled is the old mining town with updated restaurants, lodging, shops and attractions. The shops are fun to visit for unique... More 

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Murrieta, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We accidentally stumbled upon this museum, which is located inside a store. The museum is not very big but has so much information. You can spend a couple of hours here reading all the information and looking at everything. We found it interesting. My teenage son enjoyed reading the town history. There are so many subjects from medical, police, high... More 

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Toronto
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was an old mining town. Underlining caused buildings to slide down the street. Women were few men were a lot so ladies of the evening worked hard. This is a town now of artisans and the view is spectacular. Well worth the time to travel to from Sedona and see how thing were years ago. People are friendly and... More 

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Columbus, OH
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116 reviews 116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For only $2.00 a person, this little museum is well worth visiting. It's a great way to spend an hour and to learn quite a bit about the local history.

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Pembroke, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very informative and well worth the drive. Spent quite some time at the museum. They have done a great job with it.

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