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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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No dogs inside

Unfortunately dogs were not allowed inside. I checked the area inside and it would have been fine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
An interesting personal introduction to an excellent rural museum

Whether you are interested in the life of the miner, crafts and skills or the living conditions in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
poirbellehelene
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“gold rush” (13 reviews)
“gold mining” (13 reviews)
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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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"early california"
in 4 reviews
"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"
in 2 reviews
"barbed wire"
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"pleasant surprise"
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"rainy day"
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"local area"
in 3 reviews
"great place to learn"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank 7,268
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Insights of life during the gold rush, in the summer there is a huge machine that crushes rocks for the gold content, gold panning , lots of parking and free restrooms

Thank Pierre M
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This facility is fairly small, but it is an excellent museum and bookstore. We stopped here on our way to Yosemite, and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum is full of exhibits and information. They also did a demo of the stamping machine which was...More

Thank Howard H
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