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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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Packed full of history

Very small, only a couple of rooms, but full of very interesting facts and exhibits of this little town of Jerome! The town was pretty wild and became a true ghost town once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very small, only a couple of rooms, but full of very interesting facts and exhibits of this little town of Jerome! The town was pretty wild and became a true ghost town once copper fell. It was revived and this little museum catches so many facts of the rich history of this town. Very well spent $1!

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum cost $2/person to get in. ($1.00 if a senior or a child). There was so much history on the town arranged in a photo wall collage with notecards. Each part of the town's history had it's own section. This is a great stop before or after lunch in town. The views overlooking the town are awesome. You get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

There is a 30 minute film which was really interesting and a scale model of the old town which also gave great perspective. Besides the view, there is not much else to see. We came here because a tour guide said the kids might be interested in seeing a ghost town. There was no ghost town. It is a cute... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

For a minimal fee you can learn Jerome's history laid out in colorful exhibits. Definitely worth a stop.

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OLYMPIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Sponsored by the Jerome Historical Society, the admission price is very reasonable, and the museum covers all sorts of historical remembrances of Jerome. All of the displays are accompanied by a detailed description of the history of the country's ' largest ghost town'. They have a nice photo collection and small displays on things like mining, saloons and bordellos. The... More 

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dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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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