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Better Than Average Small Town Museum

From gold mining to a grand piano, this compact but well filled museum is a must see if you're in... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
San Marcos, California
Great Display of a Very Small Town's History

Went with a friend who is a member of the Julian Historical Society. It is amazing that the small... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Oro Valley, Arizona
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2811 Washington St, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0227
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

From gold mining to a grand piano, this compact but well filled museum is a must see if you're in Julian. The suggested minimum donation for entry is $3.00, and it's worth every bit of it. The women who work there are very nice, as...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Went with a friend who is a member of the Julian Historical Society. It is amazing that the small town has gathered such a large complete display of their early history. Many objects and photos telling the story of families that were here in the...More

Thank casaahha
Reviewed 3 November 2017

$3.00 donation to enter is great value. The lady at the door was extremely welcoming and full of additional anecdotal information. The museum contains artefacts, pictures and text that describes the beginnings of Julian in the mid 1800's up until more modern times. The old...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A delightful museum with classic Americana. Vintage wagons, washing machines, ice boc, clothing, toys, dolls, telephones, and so much more. The best part was the charming associate who guides us through our tour.

Thank playnicekids
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had one person using a walker and she and was able to experience this site. There were a few steps to get into the building. If we needed to, we could have used the wheelchair inside. The woman docent was very friendly and knowledgeable....More

Thank JerseyJosie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It's nothing to write home about, but if you're in Julian, you should definitely stop by. It's full of memorabilia and apparently they have decided to keep everything old and dusty to reflect it's age. It's a cheap activity and centrally located. Boring for kids,...More

Thank Aleta W
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

There is lots to look at here but not well displayed. Old dusty place but does seem to fit the things in it. Only $3.00 so it's still worth a visit.

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I really liked going down history lane in this museum. It has all the items that Julian used to live in Julian. It had, tools, books, clothes, carriages from the early 1900's. they had old pianos, typewriters, furniture and so many pictures. I highly recommend...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We figured this would be a good, restful activity for us and our seven-year old during our visit to Julian. While the building is crammed full of interesting items, there is almost no context provided, so it has the feeling of an old rummage sale...More

2  Thank John J
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We enjoyed speaking with Donna and David about the history of the town. They were knowledgeable and friendly.

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