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Address: 10301 State Highway 49, Intersection of Hwys 49 & 132 (John Muir Historic Route), Coulterville, CA 95311-9758
Phone Number: 12098783015
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Often referred to as the Coulterville Museum, offers visitors a glimpse of...

Often referred to as the Coulterville Museum, offers visitors a glimpse of the life and times of early California, from the early 1800’s through the boom days of the 1849 California Gold Rush and the post gold rush era of the late 1800’s to early 20th century. Coulterville boasts 132 registered historic buildings, the museum is housed in one of them. The museum is unique in that its various displays feature relics specific to the local area. Both inside and external exhibits. Open Feb. - December, Wed. - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm, Closed the month of January, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Free admission, donations always appreciated.

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Nice little museum, friendly staff

A great place to stop, stretch your legs and absorb a bit of history while driving up (or down) Hwy 49. The museum is free. The lady there the day we went was very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2016
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

A great place to stop, stretch your legs and absorb a bit of history while driving up (or down) Hwy 49. The museum is free. The lady there the day we went was very friendly, offering all kinds of tip and side roads to take. The exhibts were nice and you can see the reamaining walls of the old structure.... More 

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SANTA MONICA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We were ready for a stop. The Tourist Information Center in the hotel was closed because of a fire. Across the street it had opened in a museum where we signed yet another visitor book because it helps them help other visitors in the future. At this stop there is a small gauge train that had been used for ore... More 

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

it was cool, i like the little models they had and the old stuff - technically, i like just about any museum - they also offered gold panning (but we didn't have time to do that) I liked the old western parts of it

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Thank sale w
Gold Coast
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely friendly ladies manning the museum and a really interesting stop with some great exhibits. Definitely pop in if you are travelling through Coulterville, we really enjoyed ourselves.

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Mariposa, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fascinating museum located in historic building in a town that escaped moderization...a living, breathing ghost town! Relics and photos are all from local area from the gold rush era. Even the building is from that era!

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Coulterville, Illinois
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This wonderful, FREE museum was a pleasant stop as was a walk through the tiny "old west" town. We felt that we had stepped back in time a century of two! The docent that welcomed us provided many tidbits of local lure that added so much meaning to the displays!

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3 Thank DaleMMR
Lodi, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We enjoyed visiting this historical landmark to learn more about the local area. The docent was very knowledgeable and shared with us about the history of Coulterville, the buildings, and the surrounding areas.

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Coulterville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I actually live in Coulterville, and that's a picture of the historic Hotel Jeffery. This little town has a great big heart.

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3 Thank hwy132justtrippin
Coulterville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

A great source of history about the town & surrounding areas. Also has a wonderful photographic history of town from back in the gold rush

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2 Thank Leigh W
Mariposa, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

This tiny museum is located in the "official" historic and picturesque town of Coulterville...a slice of the old west! Photos, working models and all sorts of local family heirlooms really gave me a deeper impression of what it was like to live during the Gold Rush and subsequent "early days" of rural California than many larger, more impersonal museums have.... More 

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