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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the...

Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.

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Biggest collection of Mummies outside of Cairo

Spooky, but fascinating! Docents are very knowledgeable. Covers all aspects of ancient Egypt: buildings, tombs, religion, rituals, etc. One could easily spend 2 or 3 hours here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sfakaki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spooky, but fascinating! Docents are very knowledgeable. Covers all aspects of ancient Egypt: buildings, tombs, religion, rituals, etc. One could easily spend 2 or 3 hours here.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day excursion. If you are at all interested in ancient Egypt - this is the place to check out. The displays will keep you busy - so much history in one place - including a mummy. Nice grounds and gift shop to also browse through - you'll probably want to make a second trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been more than once and enjoyed it every time. Mummies and artifacts and educational, too. Kids will love it and so will the adults. It's small enough to keep your attention and well thought out. An uncrowded hidden gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to visit. Beautiful grounds to walk, and plenty of parking. Good place for kids and adults to learn, explore, and see authentic Egyptian articles displayed in tomb setting.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with little ones, we found this museum to be quite interesting and kept their attention. The exhibits are quite extensive for such a small museum, especially the tomb area. Be sure to ask for the kids scavenger hunt paper - that was definitely fun and engaging for them. We also watched the planetarium show, and spent a considerable amount... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Rosicrucian Museum. It's tiny but well curated and very interesting. It's one of those places that you might be tempted to skip because it's small, but you learn a lot about Egyptian art and mummies without dealing with a crush of people.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live close to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. I've been going here since I was about six years old - I'm 70 now. I've taken my children and grandchildren, Sunday school children, and visiting friends. Its a place not to be missed when visiting San Jose, CA. The entry price is very reasonable, and can take several hours to see.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd never heard of this place but two traveling companions are seriously esoteric and we all hugely enjoyed the trek to and through this little gem of a museum. It's dark but not too dark, only atmospheric. There has been a purity of item selection that is manifested in visitor WOW factor. Don't miss this if you have a love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in San Jose this week and visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum - Interesting. Interesting group of Egyptian style buildings, replicas and artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gem of a museum was perfect for spending a couple of hours at. The exhibits were well done and informative. I did not know about the Rosicrucian spiritual order, and I am very intrigued. The grounds around the museum are also very nice to visit. If you're in the area, I would recommend spending some time there. 2 -... More 

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