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The museum is a beautiful piece of history and with cheap prices I highly recommend going but don’t... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marina C
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Nice lesson in American history

Went with our friends on our way to Big Trees NP, cost only 3$. But such a great experience. A lot... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2018
Ines S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Located in the center of the gold mining district of California, Calaveras County is rich in history, tradition, romance and lore. Whether you plan to spend an hour or an entire day, come to San Andreas and enjoy the Historic Downtown Museum. Open...more
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30 N Main Street, San Andreas, CA 95249
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a beautiful piece of history and with cheap prices I highly recommend going but don’t be surprised if you see ghosts

Thank Marina C
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Went with our friends on our way to Big Trees NP, cost only 3$. But such a great experience. A lot of interesting objects to see. Very welcoming and friendly older man as staff.... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you happend to be in the neighborhood.

Thank Ines S
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Well worth an hour or so stop if you are driving along Route 49. Interesting collection of historic buildings and artifacts covering local history and the Gold Rush.

Thank bobolan92
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Very well put together. Loved the county jail! Unfortunately, we missed the Red Barn. Not sure why, but if you love old jails, be sure to see this one.

Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed May 29, 2017

A great museum to catch up on local history of the area. Lots of displays and artefacts. I especially liked the old courthouse (still occasionally in use today) and the adjacent law library and judges chamber. The original jail can be visited and is still...More

Thank graemelacey
Reviewed May 18, 2017

My husband and I love to visit museums. Again, this is withing 20 minutes of Valley Springs, CA. in the town of San Andreas. Great tourist stop!

Thank lsowens
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was a planned stop on a long drive from Placerville down to Mariposa. We hadn't even hit the "why did we do this" section of Route 49, so I'm glad was stopped at this multi-building bit of history. Easy parking, excellent Hcap access, lovely...More

Thank CatLadyChristi
Karen N, Manager at Calaveras County Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are proud of our county heritage and love the opportunity to share it with our visitors!

Reviewed May 5, 2016

The court house, history of the Masons and how they influenced the settling of the west. Doctors medical bags, Lydia Pinkham's little magic pills for ladies and their ailments. Dolls,the chinese and how they fit into the mining. Everytime I visit this museum I see...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

The museum was very nice. They have a number of exhibits in the main buildings and outside you go into the old jail yard and jail where Black Bart was once incarcerated. Parts of the old jailhouse yard wall are still there built in 1885....More

Thank fungramma51
Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth going to San Andreas to visit this splendid museum. Many interesting displays and lots of interesting writeups. We spent two hours there and afterwards discovered that my husband had become so involved looking through the picture file that he missed half of the...More

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