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Address: 780 Main Street, Weaverville, CA 96093
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Cool history

It's always nice to see how and when a town became what it is and how it turned into what it is today. You get to see all the old tools they used some old service rifle and an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
Michael C
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Anaheim
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Anaheim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's always nice to see how and when a town became what it is and how it turned into what it is today. You get to see all the old tools they used some old service rifle and an old jail cell. Plus a bunch of other interesting things.

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Thank Michael C
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lots of small towns have museums and this is a very good one with a comprehensive range of artefacts. There is plenty to capture the interest of every visitor.

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Anchorage, AK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Enjoyed a quick visit with a very knowledgeable staffer who assisted us with our family history search of the area. We arrived near closing, much to our dismay, or would have enjoyed a longer visit as we have ancestors who populated the area. It is well run and the exhibits well presented. Wished we had more time.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with our grandchildren and had only a short time to look around. One could easily spend a couple of hours here. Good telling of the Chinese history as well as many other facts of that era. Highly recommended!

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Thank Tom B
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We totally enjoyed our visit to the museum. It covers historical aspects of the town, the Chinese miners, native Americans, gold mining. Two old jail cells are in the basements. Adjacent to the museum are several buildings with a stage coach and other old conveyances, a blacksmith shop, and a gold flume. We highly recommend the museum.

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Graeagle, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is an extremely nice museum, especially for a small town. Including the outdoor exhibits, the stamp mill, and additionally housed artifacts, one can easily spend several hours there.

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weaverville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is one of a kind museum, the artifacts are outstanding. The Trinity annual booklet is packed with information. This is a must visit for everyone.

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Hacienda Heights, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

An inexpensive walk into the past! They had detailed descriptions of the mining machinery and a lovely grassy area with more displays. It was wonderful to see a slice of history in a tiny mining town. There was also a town historical society that helped you locate anything you needed to find in Weaverville. Blink fast and you are thru... More 

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American canyon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Small well organized museum of the history of Weaverville and surrounding areas.There is also a working living history blacksmith shop and steam powered stamp mill that operate on certain days of the month.

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La Canada, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We didn't go inside the museum, but elected to explore the extensive collection of outdoor exhibits which we found more interesting than walking around inside a museum. The exhibits include the typical gold mining equipment, blacksmith tools, and pioneer cabin. However, they have a few exhibits on methods of placer mining which one doesn't see in other museums. The grounds... More 

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