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Mariposa Museum and History Center

5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-2924
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Fun stop in Mariposa

Especially great for the children and fun for adults also. Interesting history of the area and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
M2994SVcarols
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El Dorado Hills, California
Nice museum, packed full of stuff

A cool museum about the local history of the area. It was packed full of information and items... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RoaringCrab
,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“gold rush” (13 reviews)
“gold mining” (13 reviews)
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LOCATION
5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
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+1 209-966-2924
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"gold rush"
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"gold mining"
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"history center"
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"early california"
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"great exhibits"
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"general store"
in 3 reviews
"original items"
in 2 reviews
"school room"
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"a real treasure trove"
in 2 reviews
"makes you feel"
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"interesting stuff"
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"exhibits showing"
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"worth the admission fee"
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"barbed wire"
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"pleasant surprise"
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"packed full"
in 3 reviews
"local area"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Especially great for the children and fun for adults also. Interesting history of the area and the gold rush days.

Thank M2994SVcarols
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cool museum about the local history of the area. It was packed full of information and items. Upon entry you get a little binder that has additional information that you can refer to on your tour. We spent an hour or so in here...More

1  Thank RoaringCrab
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Unfortunately dogs were not allowed inside. I checked the area inside and it would have been fine with a dog. We did walk around outside with the pup and that wasn't an issue. One the the workers was very friendly and helpful with ideas of...More

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Whether you are interested in the life of the miner, crafts and skills or the living conditions in the 19th century there is so much to see and learn from in this wonderful museum. There are personal stories and a wealth of displays about many...More

Thank poirbellehelene
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Worth a visit. Drop in to check it out and learn more about Mariposa and gold rush history. Interesting and informative.

Thank ZaneZv
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting museum, with lots of information about Mariposa and the surrounding area and loads of artifacts. There are little area set up showing things like a school room or a drug store. There are lots of stories about real people and events...More

1  Thank Rebecca Y
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Nice museum with lots of information and displays on Mariposa and early California life. Pop in the will be happy to see you.

Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Lovely display of 'stuff' defining life in the early days of CA. Complete with letters from 49ers and followers. Clothes, household items and real shelves from the general store. Lots of great old photos and farm and mine tools and machinery. Staff are very helpful!

Thank Kj P
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

As someone who has grown up here in mariposa it was incredible to get to see some of the history of my town. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and I hope to go back again soon!!! GOOD JOB MARIPOSA MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER!!!

Thank Dylan S
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent little Museum. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. The price, $5, is extremely Fair. There's tons of information here about the region. The thing I was most interested in was the geology. There are plenty of exhibits showing...More

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