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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Great Museum

If you want to know the history of Mariposa, CA, this is the place. We had an excellent time. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jrrhoades
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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The OOZE of history!

This building has only 5 to 6 rooms of different sizes but you will not find any with more historic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hrobertlind
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Newbury Park, California
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5119 Jessie Street, Down from Hwy 140 across from Happy Burger, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to know the history of Mariposa, CA, this is the place. We had an excellent time. They had a lot of antiques and other memorabilia. Ask questions they love to answer them.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building has only 5 to 6 rooms of different sizes but you will not find any with more historic memorabilia jammed into every space, every wall, from ceiling overhead to the floor boards below! This memorabilia comes in all forms such as letters, guns,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting local history. Uniquely displayed info about historical sites in the area. Great for 4th grade California history class field trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My teen & tween girls were skeptical at first but ended up having a great time. Jeri took the time to find things that related to my girls and kept them captivated. Really enjoyed our time here.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jason1610
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history to soak in here! Clever exhibits in a cubical arrangement from gold mining, guns, minerals, clothing, mountain climbing to the everyday items of various periods of history. It can take several minutes to hours viewing the displays. They even have adventure/scavenger hunts...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a Saturday morning, arriving at 10 a.m. (opens at 9 a.m. for summer hours starting in June). Parking was available in the small parking area directly in front of the museum. However, if that is full, there is a much...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was more than we could see in one visit, the docent was so entertaining and had great stories to go with so many of the displays.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

This superb little museum is packed with exhibits. It’s staffed by volunteers from the town. There is so much to learn here about the history of the town during the gold rush. There’s also a complete corner shop transported as it was when the owner...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sudo62
Reviewed May 15, 2019

The Mariposa Museum and History Center (US$5 per person) is an excellent attraction in the historic town of Mariposa. It is located just off Hwy 140 in the middle of town. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm daily. This is a must-see attraction for history...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

This is clearly a labour of love museum, by people who both know and love the town and it's history. Clearly they know how they wanted it set out, and did that - while it may be eccentric by the standards of larger museums with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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