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Temecula Valley Museum

28314 Mercedes St, Temecula, CA 92590-1837
+1 951-694-6450
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Nice stop for a bit of history

While in Old Town Temecula, we happened upon the local museum. It’s a nice slice of town history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LoriMercer
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Placentia, California
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History Buff? You will love this museum

Located int he heart of Old Town you will see where Earl Stanly Gardner wrote his Perry Mason... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
michaelnG7528TH
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Temecula, United States
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28314 Mercedes St, Temecula, CA 92590-1837
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Old Town Temecula, we happened upon the local museum. It’s a nice slice of town history with some fun local lore. It’s a quick visit, so definitely squeeze that I to our day.

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Museumstaff2014, Manager at Temecula Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Located int he heart of Old Town you will see where Earl Stanly Gardner wrote his Perry Mason Novels, learn about the real old west, see where the 1960's tv show the invaders was filmed and much much more

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

We enjoyed the history of the area. Now there needs to be some recent history as to who began the vineyards. We were impressed with the curator who added more information.

Thank Saluki66686
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Museumstaff2014, Manager at Temecula Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed the exhibits. We agree and are working on a modern history section!

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This was lovely. A quick way to learn about the area and the settlers who made it what it is. Definitely worth the hour.

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Museumstaff2014, Manager at Temecula Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Entrance is by donation. A quaint place to visit with some great historical items on display. There are two floors to investigate but should not take more that a couple of hours to get through. There is a small souvenir shop at the end with...More

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Museumstaff2014, Manager at Temecula Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Very nice collection of materials about Temec & the surrounding area. I lived here 1953 - 1968 so it was really special to see so many familiar faces in the many photos that accompanied the exhibits. Place gives you a good feel for the history...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Two stories with a pocket history of the town and surrounding area. Goes into detail on some items (like the local Indians and their eventual displacement) and you can dress up in the little store upstairs or sit on a horse for photos.

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Museumstaff2014, Manager at Temecula Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

I came upon this gem of a museum during one of my early residencies at the extraordinary Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula wine country. The exhibit was just before the 2016 election, and it was of political posters - very thought provoking even before...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This museum contains the history of the valley, and model scale of the town. The lower level is a permanent exhibit, with small foyer that has temporary exhibits and a bookshop/museum store. The upstairs level contains a permanent Earle Stanley Gardner display and children's living...More

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Museumstaff2014, Manager at Temecula Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for visiting, and for your nice comments! We are glad you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This museum is a place to learn more about the Temecula Valley and its pioneer inhabitants. The admission is free but donations are requested (not forcefully). A rather small museum but a lot of photos and historical information about the area.

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