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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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This small museum was fascinating. It was full of reconstructed rooms from the Gold Rush era. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you wanna find out about the gold rush history and mining era of Mariposa & California you... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Joachim Å
Stockholm, Sweden
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5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This small museum was fascinating. It was full of reconstructed rooms from the Gold Rush era. The tour was self guided and the rooms on display included a school room, miners' log cabin, bar, court house, stores and many others. There were many post cards...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

If you wanna find out about the gold rush history and mining era of Mariposa & California you should definately pay this museum a visit. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I came to Mariposa during the wildfires so the Yosemite Park was closed....More

Thank Joachim Å
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Lots of items on the mining history in the local area, they have a lot to see in a small place and we almost missed it when we driving thru town.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We came to learn more about John and Jessie Fremont. They had a gold mine nearby and helped establish Mariposa. Jessie Street was named for Jessie Fremont. The helpful staff directed us to the exhibits and books we wanted to see for our research, and...More

Thank madmadeleine
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We were very impressed with how much is housed in this small museum. They do an excellent job in preserving and presenting the history of not just the area but for the state of California. The docent was very helpful and willing to answer all...More

Thank Borgs5053
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Quaint, small, fairly informative. I grew up camping in gold county, so this little museum had some charm and some new information for me. The staff consists of docents and volunteers, some are grumpy and a bit cold.

Thank redoyle64
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This museum really gives you an idea of what life was like in Mariposa and California in general during and after the gold rush. I could probably stay in there for a week looking at all the different artifacts. Great collection.

Thank Emily C
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

A small museum that has more than one can imagine. Very well planned. So much to learn of this area. With their original historical court building still used today, the gold founded in the area during the gold rush, history of our fabulous Indians, pictures,...More

Thank JoyJoyGreece
Reviewed June 24, 2018

If you enjoy local history, then spend the $5( kids free). It is staffed by volunteers, and they are very knowledgeable.

Thank Renae W
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Especially great for the children and fun for adults also. Interesting history of the area and the gold rush days.

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