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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A museum filled with fantastic memorabilia and run by enthusiastic and welcoming volunteers. So much information and so many items on display, but with threads that by following... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
George C
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English first
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A museum filled with fantastic memorabilia and run by enthusiastic and welcoming volunteers. So much information and so many items on display, but with threads that by following the 'self-guided' tour, allow you to dip into and out of the many interesting exhibits without feeling that you are missing anything. You would need many visits to really appreciate everything that... More 

Thank George C
North Fork, California
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77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Even though I rated this attraction as "excellent" it doesn't mean the same thing as "perfect". The museum is home to a vast collection of antique items, mostly pertaining to the lives of pioneers, miners, ranchers, railroad workers, law enforcement, and community necessities such as schools, doctor's offices and post offices. We arrived as a group of 28, and I... More 

Thank CatdaBrat
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Wow. This place is chock full of stuff. The staff are very knowledgeable & helpful & provide you with a guidebook that gives you detailed info on the exhibits. It's really so much to take in at once. Sadly we were with younger kids who were not as into it as the grown ups so we couldn't stay as long... More 

Thank Debs23611
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It's only a relatively small place to visit, but if you're interested in a bit of local history about the Gold Mining Town of Mariposa it's well worth the visit. You can just browse at your leisure or the very helpful staff offered me some cards to read with explanations about various exhibits. A bit too much information for me... More 

Thank Debbie R
Hughson, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is my absolute favorite museum. I have visited here many times and never tire of it. Seems I always discover something new.

Thank Evelyn J
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visited the Museum with our two grand daughters and were treated like V.I.P.'s. We had a great time helping the girls with a scavenger hunt and having the Museum personnel explain the exhibits and point us in the right direction to find the items on our list. Really enjoyed the demonstrations of Edison's record player and the player piano.... More 

1 Thank JHS1964LA
Mariposa, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the best in Gold Country and on Hwy 49. Worth stopping in for both the displays inside and outside the museum.

1 Thank AllisON842014
Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Well-organized small exhibit featuring gold panning for kids. A delight. The docent went out of her way to arrange for a meaningful visit for our 4 and 6 year olds.

Thank Norelynn
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stopped in this museum on a recent visit to Yosemite. We stopped at 3:30 and the museum closed at 4, so we didn't have much time. It had a lot of neat artifacts and was interesting. A half hour was long enough for my kids, but I could have looked around longer. I think it is worth the stop.

1 Thank hilohiomom
Orlando, Florida
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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Liked-the gentleman who had a wealth of knowledge. Many interesting artifacts. Teachers and those who love to read and delve into it all will lose themselves in another place and time. Many large and intriguing artifacts to visit for free outside. Inside the museum takes suggested donations. Inside probably not for small children under third grade due to the reading... More 

Thank Kimham11

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