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Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great museum. The volunteers in the museum were happy to explain the history behind the town and... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
Good Find

This is a must if going to Groveland or Yosemite National Park. Quaint, but clean and informative... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Mae F
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18990 Main St, Groveland, CA 95321-9442
+1 209-962-0300
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Great museum. The volunteers in the museum were happy to explain the history behind the town and gave us some great tips for our next visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Beth1266
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a must if going to Groveland or Yosemite National Park. Quaint, but clean and informative. Great people working there which are very helpful in showing the history or the area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mae F
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Oh my gosh, so informative and the volunteers are great! So helpful with places to visit and history of Groveland,

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MarieC201866
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This museum has a lot of historical value for the park area. We loved the art, and all the history of the gold rush era is very interesting. The price is right, free, but a small donation is appreciated. Good and interesting history lesson.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 254diannas
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

This little museum is a real gem. My wife and I spent a wonderful hour looking at the displays and reading the materials. We particularly liked the locally crafted display models of a 19th century gold mine and an early 20th century lumber yard. A...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DanielM793
Reviewed September 23, 2017

My husband and I stopped in for a quick tour of the museum... Interesting place with history of the area.The boom of the gold rush and the time of building of the dam. Very nice volunteer.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 95ellen
Reviewed June 22, 2017

The docent was very knowledgeable and the price is free but donations are welcome well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Gay M
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I loved the exhibitions that told stories about the mythology of the place. You can't guess that just from the beautiful sites you experience at Yosemite. I love old stories and beliefs and here I found the story about the crying woman and her lover...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Patricia A
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Loved it. There's a series of display cases well presented, and the ability to examine things up close.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Outdoor_Bryce
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This museum has some lovely exhibits, dioramas of the gold country all around, artefacts and rocks and everything you need to know about Groveland and the nearby surrounding area.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Sarah D
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They are open on weekends, but it would be worth a quick call or check of the website to confirm about Labor Day weekend and hours. Donations are accepted, but there is no fee. Wonderful little museum to visit!