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Old Timers Museum

470 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247-9627
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Great place to see what it was like during the Gold Rush era and how Murphys became Murphys. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murphys, California
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I live in Murphys but it is nice to take a walking trip to learn about all the old houses and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murphys, California
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470 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247-9627
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see what it was like during the Gold Rush era and how Murphys became Murphys. The volunteers are there to answer you questions but the museum is pretty self explanatory. It is free to the public but please leave a tip. The...More

Thank JLHavinfun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Murphys but it is nice to take a walking trip to learn about all the old houses and buildings.

Thank KaarnEgge
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a nice little museum that is free (Tip them something $) Very friendly staff. Really a nice exhibits and history of the surrounding area. Instead of going to the 15+ wine tasting rooms, Try this Museum!

Thank ceskydup
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The museum is located on the "main drag" in this touristy small town along with shops and places to eat. You'll get a good feel for the local history.

Thank sndovale
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Old Timers Museum offers a FREE walking tour on Saturday mornings at 10am. We got our tour in before the rain started! The guide was very knowledgeable, and the tour lasted about an hour. We looked at several old buildings on Murphys' Main Street,...More

Thank Blaize S
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The museum has quality Indian baskets, old tools, recreational items, clothing, books, and just general odds and ends of the historic period. The docent was enthusiastic and pointed out things and their use that we would have just passed by. Donations are accepted, but admission...More

Thank DHinSacto
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The staff was inviting and willing to answer any questions you may have about the area and its history. Just a small donation is asked for and it is well worth the time. The big draw for us was the E Clampus Vitus displays. The...More

Thank RustyWater
Reviewed 12 July 2016

So many things about the area are interestingly found in this museum, from guns to gold panning, from old kitchen to farm equipment and so much more.

Thank jeannecass
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Hopefully the museum will be open when you're in Murphys. Lots of interesting treasures to see and free admittance!

Thank Patty Z
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We joined the Saturday walking tour and had a wonderful hour walking a few blocks of the town learning the history of original 1850's buildings. Our guide was a lovely lady who has lived in town since the 60's. Afterwards, we visited the museum, and...More

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