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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
408-947-3635
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Ranked #6 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum 1660 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95191 Tel: (408) 947-3635 Web: http://www.egypti... The museum was architecturally inspired by... more »
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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It seems totally out of place... an Egyptian Museum right in the middle of a nice residential area.... I have been there half a dozen times. i always enjoy it.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Rosicrutian Museum in San Jose is an interesting museum to visit, complete with artifacts, displays, and mummies. Its an Egyptian museum in San Jose, California. There are planetarium shows, as well as special events. Its worth going to. There is an admission fee.

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Inwood, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose is definitely worth several hours. You can come and go the entire day on one ticket and in between all the displays, step out and enjoy the gardens and the planetarium show. Really nice quiet neighborhood where you can catch a Starbuck's coffee across the street and head back in for more viewing... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My mother took me there many times as a kid, and it has been years since I visited. I took a friend back to see where I grew up and we had to go to the Rosicrucian Museum. Granted, there are Egyptian tours that move around the country to different museums, but this museum has been in San Jose over... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Enjoyed the guided tour eb and found a surprising amount of information in new a seemingly small place. Wasn't able to get through the entire museum and look forward to going back again. Leave enough time to leisurely walk around and bring your own b water if you get easily fatigued - there is a fountain but nowhere to really... More

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Who would have thought that a private museum in San Jose would have such a collection...four real mummies, rare statue of cleopatra, a model tomb catacomb for kids to explore, etc? Apparently the founder in the 1920s sponsored a number of excavations and this was able to get world class artifacts. At least as attractive, the museum is surrounded by... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What an amazing collection and very friendly people. We've visited 3 times in 2 years. Great each time!!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a great museum! Thought some of the exhibits are getting long in the tooth, this museum has more Egyptobelian and any other museum besides the Met in NYC. You'll need at leasst half a day. Take time for the movies. If you have children, break it into several trips. It never gets old -- well, it is REALLY old,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I've wanted to visit since the early 90's the museum was very interesting lots of original artifacts. They did offer a guided tour but it didn't work out with our time schedule. It very peaceful there which does go with the Rosicrucian beliefs. There was a beautiful garden around back very tranquil..it's a must see

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Amazing value to see all the wonders that the museum has. Schedule a few hours to see all the exhibits, sit in the garden and walk around. It is one of the hidden gems of San Jose at only $9 admission. The largest Egyptian exhibit in western U.S.

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