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Julian Pioneer Museum

Address: 2811 Washington St, Julian, CA 92036
Phone Number: 760 765 0227
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Julian
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nestled in the mountains is this quaint little gold town from years gone by. Known for its apple pie and cider, there is plenty to see and learn. If you are visiting San Diego, try to make it up there. We never know if the next wildfire may take part or all from the map. We hope not.

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

omg all these years I've gone to Julian always always over looked the Julian Pioneer Museum. Really what made me go in this time, don't even know. So SO thankful I DID! Every single piece of history in there is from the actual founders and families. It's the real Mc Coy. Really as one reviewer mentioned....its all their original home... More 

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Hayward, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

An amazing display of laces and lace making, clothing decoration and fashion, even hair and toiletry accessories...hard to imagine that women in this remote gold town would have such fancy things. Also a good amount of kitchen/home wares, and a room devoted to gold mining, farming, and general area history, with cute stories about local happenings. It is small, but... More 

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La Quinta, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice little museum with lots of interesting artifacts from Julian's past. For $3.00 you get a decent bang for your buck.

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Orange County, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The current founders of this museum in particular were not just interesting, but so informative and helpful. We even stopped in there for directions one of the days we were in town, and they happily helped.

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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum features a collection of antique items and photographs from the area in one large room. We always enjoy looking at these types of local museums and if you do too, then it is well worth your time. I marked it average simply because I've seen this type of museum in dozens of old towns and this one wasn't... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is a big room full of interesting artefacts from the pioneer days and after. Interesting in themselves, but there is not overmuch context given for the displays, so unless you love lace collections or old photographs it won't take too much time to visit. The staff volunteers are very friendly!

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San Marcos, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Interesting assortment of artifacts and of "junk". Loved the beautiful antique piano. As well as the collection of shoes. There's a $3 donation. As another reviewer said, they need to identify and organize everything. Some had been but the handwritten notes have deteriorated and hard to read. Many had no identification and so you don't know what you're looking at.... More 

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San Diego, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I haven't been here in years, but noted that the exhibits are pretty much the same, although they really need a lot of work. Signage is faded and dated, and much is not labeled so you really don't know what it is you are seeing. All could use more organization to help tourists understand the history of this Gold Rush... More 

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North Orange County CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great collection of frontier or pioneer artifacts from the local area. Includes mail delivery buggy, old vintage kitchen items, ranch artifacts etc. Great place to take the family and absorb the past.

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