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Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House

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Address: 753 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone Number: 209 736 2963
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A fine and surprising small museum

It's much more extensive than we expected, with three full buildings and outdoor exhibits. I came away with a much greater appreciation for the area's Gold Rush history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's much more extensive than we expected, with three full buildings and outdoor exhibits. I came away with a much greater appreciation for the area's Gold Rush history.

1 Thank FresnoTraveler
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The staff were so friendly able to keep the kids interested :) it was a fun tour and an interesting one . We also did some gold panning which was pretty cool . If passing it's so worth stopping .

1 Thank laura n
Vancouver, Washington
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73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This was a real bonus for us. From the Mark Train exhibit to the carriages and mining equipment it was a real find. Very interesting displays, the staff in both the Mark Twain area and the one in the mining, farming, and carriage areas were very good. Nice to have one museum where you can get a very good feel... More 

1 Thank Judith V
Nampa, Idaho
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This was a large museum with three different buildings and a walking path. Also had a panning for gold experience for any who wanted to give it a shot. The carriage house was very interesting with different modes of transportation. The lower building was filled with tools and paraphernalia found in old mining towns. Both were very interesting. We could... More 

1 Thank Sharon G
Claremont, CA
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Although a fan of California history, I am not a big fan of 19th transportation, but I loved this place. It is so well-done! The main building has a wonderful exhibit of Mark Twain and an interesting historical medical area. One of the two 10,000 foot buildings contains an impressive and well-preserved collection of 19th century wagons, carriages, trucks, etc.... More 

1 Thank junebugclaremont
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Well presented exhibits of the Gold Rush and surrounding area. Entrance fee is reasonable. Artifacts are labeled and sometimes explained but without provenience and sometimes incorrect. Items in the machinery and carriage buildings were fascinating! Most were unrestored but preserved. Docents were knowledgeable and anxcious to attend.

Thank michaelbD7785DX
Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Very nice and interesting. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. The displays were set up nicely. I learned a lot about the area and history.

2 Thank G33916
Emeryville CA
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This museum is great. The upper floor has changing exhibits, and a permanent Mark Twain display. A new medical arts exhibit was just added downstairs, and in the back building are interactive carpentry, print, and seamstress shop displays, along with a great mining exhibit. But the best is the amazing Carriage House, with one of the best collections of horseless... More 

1 Thank ed_in_510
McKinney, Texas
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108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I brought my group of 15 here primarily to experience panning for gold -- and while that was fun and led by an informative and enjoyable helper -- the museum was a total surprise. What a wonderful collection of interesting vehicles, equipment, and info about the Gold Rush era. My group spent two hours here and didn't see it all.... More 

2 Thank Cathy W
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Surprisingly good museum with good exhibit about Mark Twain, excellent exhibit about gold mining and a building full of carriages, wagons and even a stagecoach. Worth a visit to learn more about the Gold Rush itself, how gold was mined and, of course, Mark Twain.

Thank AGtravelers2

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