We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mariposa Museum and History Center

12th, Jessie, Mariposa, CA
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Mariposa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
16 visitor photos
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    31
    14
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Taft
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had time to kill so we stopped in. It ws interesting to me (adult) as well as my 13 year old daughter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cabool, Missouri
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours, walking among the buildings, and learning about Yosemite's History, especially loved the covered Bridge.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I were looking for something to do before heading out of town, as we had quite a bit of time to kill. We decided on this lttle gem, and were really happy we did. We intended to have a quick look around, take in a few exhibits, and head back to Fresno. Instead, we ended up engrossed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mariposa, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small museum is jam packed with relics of the gold rush era - both to see and read about. For antique machinery buffs the outdoor exhibits are great - including an operable stamp mill that can be run upon prior arrangements. It is well worth your time while you're in the area!

Was this review helpful? Yes
RIVERSIDE, CAL., United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Actually there are two museums in Mariposa. One on the Yosemite end of town and the Cal. State mineral museum on the Merced end of town. Our recommendation is to visit both as they are full of information and interesting things to see. On the way to Mariposa from Merced, you find an interesting wine tasting room on the left... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
oshawa, ontario
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A great compact introduction to the California Gold Rush and Mariposa! The exhibits are well presented and visually attractive. The excerpts from letters throughout capture the flavour of the gold rush and the circumstances the miners' faced. Of special interest is the re-created Store which has a great variety of original items displayed well. The museum staff were extremely helpful... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chacras de Coria, Argentina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Do not definately miss visiting this town. The cradel of the gold madness in XIX Century. Cute and warm. Plenty of details along it's main street. Do not miss going to buy anything to the only Warehouse attended by a family. Unforgetable ¡¡¡

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glendale, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Great museum with so much history. Spend an hour or two here and read about the history of Mariposa and CA. The displays are excellent. I really enjoyed the "Dear Charlie" letters that others have mentioned. Make sure to see the old mining machinery outside as well as the horse carriage. The donation is $4 for adults and kids are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Turlock, California
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
43 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

After spending the morning at the Butterfly Creek Winery, I decided to spend the rest of the day in town. This museum was at the top of my list. I thoroughly enjoyed the outside tour and took several pictures of the gold mining artifacts and farm implements. Inside was a treat as well. You are provided a binder that explained... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

She was so passionate about the museum and did a great job introducing us to the time period, the context and what we'd see inside. Everyone there was so darn NICE. The museum is done in little vignettes and while my teens scoffed at the idea of going inside, they quickly warmed up to the different things they were seeing.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Mariposa Museum and History Center also viewed

 

Been to Mariposa Museum and History Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mariposa Museum and History Center, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing