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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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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Still a Fun and Educational Place

I've visited this place off and on for many years. I went with my kids who were little and now are all in their thirties. And today, we brought my 7 years old granddaughter, too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Aptos, CA
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Aptos, CA
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I've visited this place off and on for many years. I went with my kids who were little and now are all in their thirties. And today, we brought my 7 years old granddaughter, too, and she loved it!!! Is this the Louvre or the British Museum? No. Is this a cool place to take your family or kids to... More 

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Chatsworth, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Extremely interesting and many more things than I was expecting to see. I don't know what else to say except make sure you go.

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Exeter, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our visit was engaging and kept us occupied and amused. There are many replicas but that did not detract a bit. The docents clearly relished their roles. Make sure to allow time for the film shown in the round theater. Odd but interesting.

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautiful and the artifacts are truly interesting and and impressive. There's a sort of other worldly aura about the place that transports you back in time. A good educational opportunity if you or your children are interested in or studying Egyptian history. I've lived near there for 20+ years and I've been twice. I think that unless... More 

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San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took mom and brother to see this place. They really are handicapped friendly. A helper helped my mom who is in a wheelchair get transported to 2nd & 3rd floors.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum has a wonderful exhibit of Egyptology including art, jewelry, and mummies. All presented in a very scholarly and well designed exhibits.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It is small but the artifacts are amazing. They have a mock burial ground to give a person the perspective of entering a pyramid. Beautiful landscaping even with little water. I thoroughly enjoyed this gem

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There were a lot of well preserved Egyptian artifacts displayed with ample descriptions. Our grand kids liked looking at most of them. Family membership is $50.00 if you are planning to visit this place again or want to take guests. Otherwise the highest you pay per person is 9.00 dollars. I have not visited the planetarium but will the next... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very impressive little Museum. Visited for 4 hours and still didn't read all the labels. Audio tours available. A live question and answer session about the Mummys was offered. Make sure to view the film about the Rosicrucians. The book store was closed the day I visited.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and had a tour of this little gem full of very well preserved ancient artifacts, ideal for anyone who wants to "feel" how majestic ancient Egypt must have been. The well preserved statue of Cleopatra is amazing and the way the exhibit is set gives a feeling of calm and peace. The adjoining Alchemy... More 

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Additional Information about Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Address: Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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