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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Address: 5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
Phone Number: (209) 966-2924
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History is alive and well

Great little museum and educational experience. Staff very knowledgeable about the history of the town and the gold rush era. Large enough to enjoy and small enough to be a stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Mariposa, California
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Mariposa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

Great little museum and educational experience. Staff very knowledgeable about the history of the town and the gold rush era. Large enough to enjoy and small enough to be a stop along the way to Yosemite.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Only a small building but housing such treasures from the past including the complete inside of an old store (absolutely amazing), information and items relating to the gold rush of 1849 (very significant to Mariposa) and numerous other historical artefacts relating to the town and surrounding areas. The exhibits are very clearly labelled, follow logically in numerical order and the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great little museum with loads of history about Mariposa and the gold mining days. I think it was $5 which you put in a little box when you enter. There isn't much else to do in Mariposa if i'm honest so the museum will pass a little time if you are stuck for what to do.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There was so much to take in we had to return for a second visit. The local history is displayed to well. Kudos to the historians that put it all together.

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Ingleside, Illinois
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132 reviews 132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent 2+ hours visiting the museum and enjoyed every minute. It is extremely well organized and had great exhibits. The volunteers were very helpful .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I happened to spend the night in Mariposa on our way to the airport from Yosemite, and stumbled upon this gem. The fee is a measly $4. We are not necessarily the biggest history nerds, but this place was so accessible, engaging, and diverse in it's content. I never expected a small town museum to have access... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A small but very informative museum introducing the history if the town packed full of exhibits and information panels. Very helpful staff who clearly are proud of their town.

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Taft
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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

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Cabool, Missouri
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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 

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