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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

This facility is fairly small, but it is an excellent museum and bookstore. We stopped here on our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Howard H
Birmingham, Alabama
Interesting Authentic Museum

Loved the store front that is very well stocked with original items. Nice and friendly staff who... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Miami, Florida
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5119 Jessie Street, At 12th, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-2924
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This facility is fairly small, but it is an excellent museum and bookstore. We stopped here on our way to Yosemite, and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum is full of exhibits and information. They also did a demo of the stamping machine which was...More

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Loved the store front that is very well stocked with original items. Nice and friendly staff who answered all my questions. Took several pictures and impressed friends and family members back in Florida. Interesting collection of letters from the old times guides your visit and...More

Thank eliroly
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We spent well over an hour here enjoying the exhibits. It's a very nice explanation of the history of Mariposa and the local area. We liked the exhibits showing how people lived over a century ago.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a surprise this was.....certainly not dull or staid or boring. Set out in different themes i.e.. School, doctor, shop....... The place was bursting with artefacts of the times and information to read. We spent ages there and were lucky enough to witness an old...More

Thank WiltshireMandy
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the museum to learn some history about Mt. Bullion. They were very helpful & even made me a book of pictures & information of the building Imoved into , Tom Phillips is full of information not only about Mariposa but all the surrounding...More

Thank Robbie N
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 19 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 16 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 6 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
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