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Old Timers Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting history of Murphy's and area

Lots of memorabilia and interesting history of this gold rush town. Donation requested but no fee... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Lincoln, California

A great place if you enjoy looking at old stuffs and wandering. We found some little thing... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
470 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247-9627
+1 209-728-1160
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Lots of memorabilia and interesting history of this gold rush town. Donation requested but no fee to walk in and enjoy.

Thank clmillea
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A great place if you enjoy looking at old stuffs and wandering. We found some little thing unfindable anywhere else.

Thank arnese13
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Small but packed with memorabilia from many eras of the town's history. Worth a visit. They offer a walking tour, which brings the history to life.

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 17 April 2018

On a recent girls weekend, we saw a sign at the museum for the Saturday morning walking tour, so we decided to go. It was delightful, and truly a highlight of the weekend. Our guide, Tim, was passionate and well-prepared, and he kept our interest...More

Thank maryN9099RZ
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is a bit rustic and dusty but a good place to learn some about Murphy's and the surrounding area. Friendly staff.

Thank MRV586
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a small museum, which began from a private collection and has grown through the decades. It focuses on the town of Murphys and the immediate area, but often includes special exhibits such as the current one: history of the cattle ranches in the...More

Thank shlamont
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

As you enter you are greeted by the curator and historian of this cool museum. This has a wide variety of items, including photos, clothing, rifles, lanterns, and mining equipment to name a few. Definitely worth a visit as you get a feeling of what...More

Thank cwiltens
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I joined the Saturday morning guided tour led by Tim during our visit to this quaint town recently. What a knowledgeable and earnest gentleman he is. He made our trip to Murphy worthwhile! Thank you, Tim!

Thank K B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

As soon as I walked in I was greeted by wonderful volunteer who shared with me many, many of her historical knowledge insights of Murphys' from its founding to present history. The museum is filled with numerous real artifacts for you to view and awe...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Hubby stopped by the museum on the Friday night of their holiday parade. We were greeted warmly by two of the docents, along with a lovely variety of baked goods. The museum itself is quaint with lots of mining artifacts, including paying homage to the...More

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