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Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Address: 5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
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+1 209-966-2924
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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A Nice Surprise

We visited this museum because the weather was too rainy to go to Yosemite NP. What a pleasant surprise. So much history tucked into this building! The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum because the weather was too rainy to go to Yosemite NP. What a pleasant surprise. So much history tucked into this building! The staff was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of Mariposa. A lot of information-very educational and interesting!

Thank Judy F
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you are in the Mariposa area, don't miss this gem of a museum. So many interesting, informative exhibits. So many artifacts. I was given a personal tour by a very knowledgeable docent, who guided me through the museum and gave me the inside scoop on everything. Outdoor and indoor exhibits. All very professional and thoroughly captivating. A fine place... More 

Thank pqflyer
Garden Grove, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

For a donation of $5 you get to view a lot of history about how things were for Indians and local culture. Lots of great exhibits. Plan to spend some time looking.

Thank Jay B
Hayward, California, Usa
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable docent. The display are very informative, clean and arranged in great historical order. It was rainy so we didn't check out of the outside displays. Well worth the $5.00 suggested donation.

Thank Robert O
Ripon, California
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142 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the museum it has a lot of cool mining artifacts. It is worth going to even if not open. Lots of cool stuff to see out front without going in the museum.

Thank wingnut457
Madera, California
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The museum is full of things to read and old history about the miners and settlers who came to this area. It have both outside and inside displays. We will go back anfd spend more time here.

Thank corkyg02
Toronto, Canada
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160 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you are in the area, be sure to stop here. Fantastic museum, crammed with history; lovely buildings and machinery outside too

Thank LoyalFox
Graeagle, California
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

The people that volunteer at the Museum/History Center and the County Offices personnel are very very helpful.

Thank JBetty
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

I stopped in hoping to see some history about the gold rush, but got more than I was hoping for. There was so much history in this little museum. Admission was $5.00 and the little lady that was working (really wish I could remember her name) was great. She was very helpful and eager to share information. I wish I... More 

Thank Caleb E
Union, Kentucky
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had a very rainy day in Mariposa so we thought it would be good to do something indoors. The Museum was recommended to us and we spent over an hour just reading and learning about a little town we had no idea about.

Thank alwaysf0rever

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