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Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum

PO Box 156, Jerome, AZ 8631
520-634-1066
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Houses a collection of minerals and provides information about Jerome's mining past.
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lanex
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208 reviews 208 reviews
116 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Creative exhibits and friendly, helpful volunteer staff. Helps fund the Jerome Historical Society. Good insight into the history and reason for Jerome's existing - mining

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

One of our favorite day trips or even overnight is to the old mining town of Jerome, Arizona. After hiking Mingus Mountain we drive up the hill to this historic town for dinner and a glass of wine or craft beer. The town has gone from ghost town, to blight, to hippie town and is niw a hip destination. There's... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

It's at the back of a local store..Cost was around 2 dollars for the visit.. Very informative and revealing stories of days when copper was mined in the area.Also local historical events..

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It only costs $5 to go through the museum. The 20-minute video featuring a "ghost" as narrator explains everything you need to know about Jerome, the Little Daisy Mine, and the surrounding area. It's quite entertaining and educational. Enjoy all of the views from all sides of the Douglas Mansion...they are incredible.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Interesting facts about the town and history...but nothing to write home about. The museum should be free. We drove 30 miles out of our way based on a recommendation from a local and I didn't see what the big deal was. The whole museum takes about 30 minutes to walk through...and that is after stopping to read all the placards.... More

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Palm Springs
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This gem was restored in the 1950's from a storefront to present day museum. This is a small museum, compact in size but big in history, with period photographs, paintings and artifacts.

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Elko, Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Since my boyfriend and I are both geologists and interested in history, we had to stop in this place. It's small and located along the main drag in Jerome. The museum, itself, is packed with information. The start of the self-guided tour displays a full-detailed timeline of the history of Jerome and the mining industry there. There's lots of photographs... More

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Los Angeles, California
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Jerome is not that big of a town so you might as well visit this museum if you've already made the trip up the mountain. The museum is filled with the history of Jerome, a mining town and it's visually pleasing to see old artifacts of an era long gone. Lots of information to take in so expect to come... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Your in this area to visit this trip back in time to the early mining history in Arizona. Jerome is all of that, Old Buildings, Old Cars (including Police & Fire) and "The Town Jail. If you do not visit this museum you are short changing yourself, it has a great amount of history and information. Visit this location!!!

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Alcester, Sd
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We sat thru a 30 min film on the history of the town, the mines, the culture, and the early 1990's life in Arizona. This is very informative for everyone who loves History. The town seems a bit cramped but makes the best of the space it has. Fun trip.

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