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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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Wonderful stay and Staff with warmly hosipitality

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank mimicamy
Merced, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Stephanie H
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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Thank Natasha R
california
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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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Thank midwestlover
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

When you think of watergate scandel think of Merced. Because if you need a lawyer they hide for their own way.

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Thank Geze G
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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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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Thank CHRIS L
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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Was well worth the half hour I was there. A guide showed me the court room, the two little rooms the District Attorney had, the county treasurer's office. That had two big safes. Was told the biggest one was added after a robbery. Was told how they got it upstairs. Smal gift shop that sold mostly books of county history.... More 

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Thank janice h
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The original Merced County Courthouse towers over 2 of the main streets that connect with it, M and 21st Street. It dates back 150 years and is a well preserved landmark worth visited. Since my family goes back almost 100 years in this community, it was pleasure dealing with the staff to preserve family photos. One of THE places to... More 

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