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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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Great Way to Spend an Hour or So.

My family really enjoyed this museum. It was very informative with authentic historical items and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eva P
Newark, Delaware
Spend an hour or so!

Don’t miss this local museum. It was put together by the local community and volunteers. It has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin W
Sunnyvale, United States
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  • Average2%
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“gold rush” (11 reviews)
“gold mining” (11 reviews)
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5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-2924
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family really enjoyed this museum. It was very informative with authentic historical items and the stories that go with them. The volunteers were first rate and offered great insight into the history of the area. Take the time to read the binder they give...More

Thank Eva P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don’t miss this local museum. It was put together by the local community and volunteers. It has great exhibits and a great selection of old equipment that you just have to see. It will only take an hour or so, but it will be worth...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very enjoyable visit to surprisingly rich museum. Very informative and entertaining staff. Wonderful collection of early California memorabilia presented in historic scenes. Lots of baskets and native American artifacts as well as pictures and info on explorers and 49ers.

Thank Mardi S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We made Mariposa our homebase for a 4 day journey to Yosemite. Spent all day downtown for the Butterfly Festival and parade. They had a free trolley car shuttle from town to Museum all day. Best small town museum I have ever visited. Besides all...More

Thank Kobe43
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Chock full of local gold rush history and paraphernalia, there is so much to learn about California’s past. The staff was helpful and happy to answer our questions.

Thank mummblingme
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum because the weather was too rainy to go to Yosemite NP. What a pleasant surprise. So much history tucked into this building! The staff was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of Mariposa. A lot of information-very...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you are in the Mariposa area, don't miss this gem of a museum. So many interesting, informative exhibits. So many artifacts. I was given a personal tour by a very knowledgeable docent, who guided me through the museum and gave me the inside scoop...More

Thank pqflyer
Reviewed 8 March 2017

For a donation of $5 you get to view a lot of history about how things were for Indians and local culture. Lots of great exhibits. Plan to spend some time looking.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable docent. The display are very informative, clean and arranged in great historical order. It was rainy so we didn't check out of the outside displays. Well worth the $5.00 suggested donation.

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the museum it has a lot of cool mining artifacts. It is worth going to even if not open. Lots of cool stuff to see out front without going in the museum.

Thank wingnut457
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