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Mariposa Museum and History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Amazing history presented at a very well curated museum.

Everyone visiting Yosemite and Mariposa CA should stop and visit. It’s inexpensive and very... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Jonathan F
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Yosemite National Park, California
Excellent way to spend a couple of hours

Good range of historical artifacts and stories in a large wooden building. Authentic setting and... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
stevel849
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
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All reviews gold rush couple of hours early california great exhibits general store history center school room gold panning original items a real treasure trove makes you feel exhibits showing worth the admission fee local area packed full small town gift shop
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Everyone visiting Yosemite and Mariposa CA should stop and visit. It’s inexpensive and very interesting and educational. Parking is free, easy to find and there are clean public bathrooms.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Good range of historical artifacts and stories in a large wooden building. Authentic setting and well laid out, Recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevel849
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The museum staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Theu have done a wonderful job of showing the history of the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tamar M
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I visited the Mariposa Museum with my two teen boys. One of the docents, Jeri, was excited to show us around. You could tell she loves Gold Rush history! There are so many fun exhibits and even a working replica of a Stamp Mill that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patty S
Reviewed October 13, 2018

An interesting spot surrounded by aging machinery used during the gold rush - if you want to know how gold was mined and processed and touch some of the machinery used to do so no further, an interesting spot in this butterfly of a town.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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