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

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Hughson, California
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Hughson, California
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3 reviews
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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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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 

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Mariposa, California
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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.

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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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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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.

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Orlando, Florida
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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 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had spotted the museum when we stopped for breakfast at the Happy Burger diner just across the street. We decided to have a look in to the museum to stretch our legs before restarting our long journey to Monterey. What a surprise and treat the museum was! It's a charming and informative venue with very many authentic artifacts from... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Small museum but none the less interesting. We spoke to a lovely gentleman who really new is stuff about the town and its history.It will cost you $5 but that is peanuts compared to the history lesson you will recieve.Great morning out

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a surprisingly lovely museum! Really enjoyed my visit. I was showed around by very kind volunteers. Learned a lot about the history of California and Mariposa. Great collection! Definitely worth a visit.

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ducklion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a fantastic place to visit very friendly and really interesting so much history about the town really do get to learn alot good exhibits outside as well

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