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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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Interesting museum

This is an interesting museum, with lots of information about Mariposa and the surrounding area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca Y
,
Loughborough, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great History Lesson

Nice museum with lots of information and displays on Mariposa and early California life. Pop in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spuddler
,
Charlottetown, Canada
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“gold rush” (13 reviews)
“gold mining” (13 reviews)
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LOCATION
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"
in 4 reviews
"general store"
in 3 reviews
"original items"
in 2 reviews
"school room"
in 2 reviews
"a real treasure trove"
in 2 reviews
"makes you feel"
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"interesting stuff"
in 2 reviews
"exhibits showing"
in 2 reviews
"worth the admission fee"
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"barbed wire"
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"pleasant surprise"
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"rainy day"
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"local area"
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"great place to learn"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Rebecca Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Loved the store front that is very well stocked with original items. Nice and friendly staff who answered all my questions. Took several pictures and impressed friends and family members back in Florida. Interesting collection of letters from the old times guides your visit and...More

Thank eliroly
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We spent well over an hour here enjoying the exhibits. It's a very nice explanation of the history of Mariposa and the local area. We liked the exhibits showing how people lived over a century ago.

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a surprise this was.....certainly not dull or staid or boring. Set out in different themes i.e.. School, doctor, shop....... The place was bursting with artefacts of the times and information to read. We spent ages there and were lucky enough to witness an old...More

Thank WiltshireMandy
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