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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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Great little museum and cheap donation!

Worth the stop to go through this museum. Great collection! We really enjoyed it. Loved the Dear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Binghamton, New York
Fabulous little museum!!!

What a terrific surprise this place was --- great exhibits, well laid out and described with... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
New York, NY
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5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-2924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the stop to go through this museum. Great collection! We really enjoyed it. Loved the Dear Charlie letters...priceless! Also the grocery store...amazing!

Thank HerMajestyShip
Reviewed 20 August 2017

What a terrific surprise this place was --- great exhibits, well laid out and described with remarkably pleasant staff to assist visitors. Not only that but they provide a quiz booklet for kids to keep them interested and entertained with a prize at the end...More

Thank Trup
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very nice museum right off of the main street in Mariposa. Great history of the gold rush in the area. Shouldn't be missed if you're interested in that time period.

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I wandered in while wallking arounf town, There is a $5 donation fee at the entrance, The museum is self-guided, you borrow a book from the front desk to give you more information. I loved walking through the little rooms - a bar, a judge's...More

Thank WendySW2013
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We arrived early, did not know the opening time. Looked in the window and a lady saw us and came outside and asked if she could help us? We asked when would they be open? She said 30 minutes, but if we would like we...More

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 11 June 2017

My family really enjoyed this museum. It was very informative with authentic historical items and the stories that go with them. The volunteers were first rate and offered great insight into the history of the area. Take the time to read the binder they give...More

Thank Eva P
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Don’t miss this local museum. It was put together by the local community and volunteers. It has great exhibits and a great selection of old equipment that you just have to see. It will only take an hour or so, but it will be worth...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very enjoyable visit to surprisingly rich museum. Very informative and entertaining staff. Wonderful collection of early California memorabilia presented in historic scenes. Lots of baskets and native American artifacts as well as pictures and info on explorers and 49ers.

Thank Mardi S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We made Mariposa our homebase for a 4 day journey to Yosemite. Spent all day downtown for the Butterfly Festival and parade. They had a free trolley car shuttle from town to Museum all day. Best small town museum I have ever visited. Besides all...More

Thank Kobe43
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Chock full of local gold rush history and paraphernalia, there is so much to learn about California’s past. The staff was helpful and happy to answer our questions.

Thank mummblingme
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