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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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Easy location in Mariposa

Very nice museum right off of the main street in Mariposa. Great history of the gold rush in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronald M
Santa Rosa, California
low key, wonderful treasures form the past

I wandered in while wallking arounf town, There is a $5 donation fee at the entrance, The museum is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-2924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

Thank Judy F
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...More

Thank pqflyer
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