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New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum

21570 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4310
+1 408-268-1729
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Very enjoyable and informative

As San Jose does not have a proper historical museum, I was eager to find something that might give... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
JJKFETP
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Pasadena, California
Fascinating history and a local landmark

Informative museum tour and interesting history. Very educational displays with historic... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
garth66
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San Jose, California
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Trace the history of local quicksilver mining at this interesting specialty museum.
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21570 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4310
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+1 408-268-1729
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"ore"
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

As San Jose does not have a proper historical museum, I was eager to find something that might give at least some insight into the area. A docent enthusiastically put on geological, historical, and geographic hats to take me around the mining part of the...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Informative museum tour and interesting history. Very educational displays with historic artifacts, tools and photographs, and a lot of information about local mining history. A very nice collection!

Thank garth66
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I had planned to come here on the way out to a trailhead in the Quicksilver area. There were not docents around really, when I was there. There was one woman in the little shop, but that was it. It is a well preserved old...More

2  Thank brennankellyr
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

The flooding of Coyote Creek this spring, 2017, but me in deep research mode exploring just where our water does come from, and in all the research, a place popped up on my radar screen that I had never heard of, this mining museum. The...More

3  Thank leslieness
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great find on a beautiful day. The scenery is gorgeous around the mine museum. The museum is small but packs a lot into it. The volunteer we had was absolutely terrific telling us about the history of mining - he had actually...More

1  Thank TravelerSHL
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Friendly and cosy little museum, filled with mercury/quicksilver ore specimens and lively exhibits with old photographs that depict the mines and operations in the area.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We took a out of town guest who is always interested in history to this museum. Great like tour. Good for kids too. There are hiking trails all around the area too.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The New Almaden Mercury Mining Museaum provides a good local history and facts about mercury mining. There are very good displays of artifacts and a tour of an old victorian home. Enactors demonstrate blacksmithing an other crafts.

Thank TJFLG42
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is the mine manager's house that was in use right up to the closure of the mines. Lovingly restored, the two storey adobe is amazingly cool in the summer without AC.

Thank Norma W
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Monday was a good day to visit this museum because it wasn't crowded at all. Bridget the docent gave me a private tour that lasted over an hour. She answered all my questions as well as giving me very in-depth information about the quicksilver industry....More

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