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Address: West Bradford Ave., Sonora, CA 95370
Phone Number: +1 209-532-1317
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Great History!

Wonderful place with so many items of our history around here - and people to tell you about them! More things all the time, and if you want to research history of the Gold... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Sonora, California
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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Wonderful place with so many items of our history around here - and people to tell you about them! More things all the time, and if you want to research history of the Gold Country, this is a great place to start. Friendly folks running the place - very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great museum located in the old jailhouse, just a short walk from the main street. Very friendly staff.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This museum has lots of interesting info about the gold rush of 1800's. It is in the old Jail House from that era. We happened to have a docent show us around and he had great stories of the people incarcerated there and the different techniques used for finding gold.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Didn't have enough time to spend here. The displays were interesting covering local stories and history of the area. Good mix of visual displays, reading, and hands-on exhibits. Hope to visit again.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Very western eclectic museum Something for everyone Revolvers on the wall, art, Indian artifact, old jail and railroad models

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Coulterville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Excellent displays, photos, signage and the building itself is in great shape and well preserved. They also have a wonderful research program!

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This museum, located in the old jail, has a good variety of interesting exhibits inside the old jail cells. Free of charge and worth the 3 block walk from the town's Main Street.

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

This museum is off the beaten track of Downtown Sonora, but contains some beautiful history that I have never seen anywhere else. The guides are friendly and informative. A extra cool fact is that this museum is the OLD County Jail. The courtyard that was the jail yard has been transformed into a great place to sit and enjoy a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This was a very nice little museum and staffed (at least when we were there) by some lovely ladies from the Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society. The first section houses many nice exhibits before you enter the back section which was the old jail. The architecture of the old jail cells is wonderful. Each cell houses an exhibit. If you have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Our entire family enjoyed our visit. The docent was very knowledgable and engaging with the kids. We learned a lot about the Gold Rush and the local community. We spent about 1.5 hours there.

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