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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Address: 5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
Phone Number: (209) 966-2924
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Great Find for History of Golden State

Did not had a lot of time to spend, but the hour we spent was well worth it. Grandchildren enjoyed learning about the gold rush and going through exhibits that recreated old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stan B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not had a lot of time to spend, but the hour we spent was well worth it. Grandchildren enjoyed learning about the gold rush and going through exhibits that recreated old buildings and stores showed what life was like during the California gold rush.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly I wasn't expecting much before the visit, but once we went in, we were greeted by two lovely ladies who explained to us the history of the building, the significant people there in the past and how we should proceed in the museum. The exhibits together with the explanation in the folder were very detailed, and honestly I could... More 

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Thank Teresa L
Mariposa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint, but small museum, but don't let that fool you, there are artifacts that you will see here that you never knew existed. Quiet and uncrowded, you can take all the time that you need to get a "real feel" of the adversities faced by the people who settled here, with an exhibit that shows how the... More 

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Thank Beth M
Silicon Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide variety of artifacts. Fascinating displays. Children will enjoy this museum. You could easily spend several hours poring over the many displays.

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Nice rainy day - or any day activity. Kids will be fascinated with the old time clothing, my husband enjoyed the guns and weapons, and we both enjoyed seeing the mining techniques to get gold from quartz. Wide variety of items from churches, individuals and early companies in this jam packed but well arranged museum.

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Thank rhodysmiles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

What a gem in mariposa !! This museum certainly challenges the larger history museums in the west with both the quality and quantity of displays. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The museum is really small, but it also charges just a small admission fee. The kids liked looking around outside, especially.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

What a great little museum. Packed with information and artifacts about the area and the Gold Rush. A must see if visiting Mariposa. You will need a couple of hours to really see it.

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Thank Mike O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Our grandchildren were fascinated with this museum. They could open draws and see items people purchased long ago. These included baby shoes, gloves, and a men's detachable shirt collar. Everything is clean and well organized.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this amazing little museum. It was obvious that the people of this area are not only in touch with their historical roots, but celebrate them. The displays were thoughtfully arranged and many times some local person had donated part of the display. I learned a lot about the gold mining history of not only that area, but... More 

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