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Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum

18990 Main St, Groveland, CA 95321-9442
+1 209-962-0300
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Very interesting a unique little museum

The docent was very knowledgeable and the price is free but donations are welcome well worth a visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gay M
Friant, California
Learning what's beyond the selfies, photos and views...

I loved the exhibitions that told stories about the mythology of the place. You can't guess that... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Patricia A
Forest Lake
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“local history” (13 reviews)
“for sale” (4 reviews)
“gold rush” (4 reviews)
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18990 Main St, Groveland, CA 95321-9442
+1 209-962-0300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The docent was very knowledgeable and the price is free but donations are welcome well worth a visit

Thank Gay M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I loved the exhibitions that told stories about the mythology of the place. You can't guess that just from the beautiful sites you experience at Yosemite. I love old stories and beliefs and here I found the story about the crying woman and her lover...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Loved it. There's a series of display cases well presented, and the ability to examine things up close.

Thank Outdoor_Bryce
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This museum has some lovely exhibits, dioramas of the gold country all around, artefacts and rocks and everything you need to know about Groveland and the nearby surrounding area.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I was hesitant on taking my young kids to a museum, but the staff was very friendly and the kids were able to touch may of the exhibits. There is also a park next door!

Thank Mombynight
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We loved this museum. It was fairly small, but filled with artifacts and lots of information about the history of the area. The volunteers were very friendly, and passionate about the local history. It was fun to see the stuffed "critters" and even some wild...More

Thank sequoia grove
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Run by enthusiastic volunteers, this museum is a credit to the people of the area who put it together. lots of local history; very interesting.

Thank zimagrrl
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you like area history (gold rush, logging, Hetch Hetchy, etc. this museum has a wealth of history, well laid out. There are lots of interesting photos, and family collections. Every time I go, I find something new to explore. Adjoining library is great too....More

Thank pattond49
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Small museum packed full of local history. Stuffed Black Bear in glass case. Bob Cats, Fox, Beaver and other skins touchable and great for kids. Items for sale and just a nice FREE little museum. Worth the stop.

Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wow - this museum maybe small, but it is packed with great information about the area. We have little ones and they absolutely loved the animal skins they could feel as well as the interactive dioramas. They have a nice little gift shop as well.

Thank TravelinMama206
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Marie S
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Response from Patsy S | Reviewed this property |
They are open on weekends, but it would be worth a quick call or check of the website to confirm about Labor Day weekend and hours. Donations are accepted, but there is no fee. Wonderful little museum to visit!