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Merced County Courthouse Museum

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Address: 21st & N Streets, Merced, CA 95340
Phone Number: 209 723 2401
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Excellent locl museum!

If you are interested in Merced or Central Valley of California, this is an excellent museum! Mostly volunteer staff does a very good job and the full time Director, Sarah Lim, is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Merced, California
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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Merced or Central Valley of California, this is an excellent museum! Mostly volunteer staff does a very good job and the full time Director, Sarah Lim, is exceptional ! Interesting exhibits change regularly and a nice little shop offer lots of interesting books and other items at good prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours here & could have spent longer. Our guide was great, patient & very knowledgable about the local area, he even suggested other sights to see & recommended local restaurants. The courtroom upstairs is impressive & the maps of the local area are interesting. I would highly recommend a visit whether you are from the area or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually viewed this place as a wedding venue, but was plenty surprised by the exhibits that told the story of Merced before it's present. I actually learned so much about the city's history. The volunteers who serve as guides and oversees the gift store were warm and so knowledgeable. I highly recommend people visit this free museum if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Wonderful stay after the mid-night driving from Yosemite, warmness keeps away the tiredness. Especially thank to the fron desk lady Maria, her kind help assists us and especially helpful to our kid.

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Merced, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This museum's displays change I believe once per month. Excellent history-great time to spend with family. Docents are very good.

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Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The Hmong display was neat... the rest of the courthouse is cute and well spread out. It is small but big enough to spend at least 1hr.

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Thank Ruth34ever
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was actually viewing this for a wedding venue choice - lived in the area almost all my life and never had a visited. It is definitely a hidden treasure. The second floor is full of fascinating objects around the time of Merced's early years. There was much to see and even more to learn. My personal favorite was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

A great place to see some of the history of Merced and the area. Great stories, photographs and facts about the area and how Merced grew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

if you want to know the history of the merced area and the central valley, this is a great place to visit. fun for families with kids or solo/ couples. lots of great exhibits and you learn so much about the area.

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Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

If you like history of California, then this is a big part of that. Artifacts from the 1800's are here. Merced has a big part of history of California

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