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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
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Description: Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the...
Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.
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Excellent exhibits. Great Value

The grounds of the Museum were beautiful and the exhibits were very informative. A very good value. Admission wasn't expensive and we spent almost 4 hours there. I would highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The grounds of the Museum were beautiful and the exhibits were very informative. A very good value. Admission wasn't expensive and we spent almost 4 hours there. I would highly recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is truly amazing. Extremely educational and fun all. Make sure to see all of the exhibits, and take the tours.

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You can get a great feel for Egyptian (and to a lesser extent other ancient near eastern) history and culture here. They've got a nice collection of artifacts, and quite a few casts of larger/important pieces from the British Museum and other important Egyptology collections. Their descriptions tell you a lot about the artifacts and their significance. I'd second the... More 

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I love to go to the Rosicrucian museum. It has many different items from the great era of Egypt. They are located in the Rose Garden area of San Jose and it's a great little gem we have. It's great to teach the young and old about some Egyptian history and to see some artifacts from this... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The entrance to the Rosicrucian Museum is striking, but all of the treasures inside are the attraction. They have spent time and money to create an experience that is not only interesting, but is visually exciting for kids as well. Inside there is a walk-through re-creation of a tomb that really adds to the realism and mystery of seeing the... More 

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san jose, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is a jewel of a small museum with mummies, Egyptian artifacts, and reproductions of tombs. The outside grounds are also lovely with papyrus growing in water. It is a great place to spend a couple of hours--appropriate for both adults and kids.

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived in the bay area my whole life and didn't go to this museum until a couple years ago and I was really pleasantly surprised. They have so many artifacts to view that its a real cultural treasure here in San Jose. Highly recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The artifacts, the old excavation photos, the Mummies and the general atmosphere combined with the walk-through Egyptian tomb made this a great experience.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went to this museum on the recommendation of our hotel staff. This is an excellent display of ancient Egyptian artifacts with lots of information. Not to be missed is the underground tomb.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Who knew...a little bit of Egypt and mystery in San Jose. For nine dollars one can visit ancient Egypt with historic artifacts and exact reproductions including King Tuts tomb. Having been in Tuts tomb in Egypt I can attest it is a spot on reproduction. Adults and kids will enjoy two hours of Egypt along with the outside gardens.

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