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Merced County Courthouse Museum

21st & N Streets, Merced, CA 95340
+1 209-723-2401
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A great introduction to the history of the region

The Courthouse is a receptacle for the history of the Merced region, loads of wonderful displays... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
DonaldYokum
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Ventura, California
Historic, Grand Courthouse

Merced's historic courthouse, completed in 1875 has thankfully been kept as a museum, unlike many... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
jenedc2016
,
Santa Rosa, California
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“open house” (2 reviews)
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21st & N Streets, Merced, CA 95340
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+1 209-723-2401
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The Courthouse is a receptacle for the history of the Merced region, loads of wonderful displays and artifacts. The Docent who showed us around was charming and informative, and we really got a feel for the history of the region. If you're in the area,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Merced's historic courthouse, completed in 1875 has thankfully been kept as a museum, unlike many historic courthouses in the state, and it is an important monument. A grand Italianate building important as much for its architecture as its displays, it has nice grounds for a...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The lovely white 1875 Italianate courthouse in its parkside location presents the history of Merced County through its Superior courtroom, recreated classroom and blacksmith shop and excellent revolving exhibits which have depicted important aspects of Central Valley agriculture and society, including the Gold Rush, endangered...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

one of the more quaint places to visit that is still an active court in the local Merced area located in the downtown area

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We moved to Merced about a year ago and have been to this museum a few times. It has an interesting history and this is one of best preserved courthouse building from architect Albert A. Bennett. Statue on top of the building is Minerva (Roman...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a lovely museum to visit - and the docents were terrific - congrats on a job well done - Karen Fini

1  Thank karen8740
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

As County museums go Merced is average but educational. They put on a lovely open house for Christmas with many area groups decorating trees that are displayed throughout the museum.

1  Thank bcake250
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

This should be included in any road trip through California's gold country. A fun afternoon to spend a few hours.

1  Thank Retrohippie
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

It's a cool little place with very nice staff. It gives you good insight on Merceds development and different things that happened in the valley. Not a very large museum.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you are interested in Merced or Central Valley of California, this is an excellent museum! Mostly volunteer staff does a very good job and the full time Director, Sarah Lim, is exceptional ! Interesting exhibits change regularly and a nice little shop offer lots...More

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