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Address: 214 Main St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2509
Phone Number:
+1 530-265-5468

This old firehouse is now a museum that documents the town's history.

This old firehouse is now a museum that documents the town's history.

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Very good staff very knowledgeable very friendly there answer all your questions and ask some dumb questions and they answered them with out missing a step fun time there they... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Very good staff very knowledgeable very friendly there answer all your questions and ask some dumb questions and they answered them with out missing a step fun time there they made it a fun time my brother is a fire chief back home been for over 15 years and he was impressed

Thank granth546
United States
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Home of well preserved historical art/artifacts from during the California Gold Rush time, local city history of citizens. Visitors can time travel by learning about the facts behind each displays, learn about the Chinese alters, Native American Indian bead work, etc...

Thank Chinangel
Orange County, California
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The museum is interesting, especially the information and artifacts regarding the Chinese history. But it is smaller and less informative than I would have expected for a city with a rich history. The best part of the visit was listening to Anabelle, the sweet, elderly, Scandanavian volunteer docent, who was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank jeff573
Bozeman, Montana
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Interesting tour of the local railroad history and how it was part of the local gold rush in the 1800's. Would be more fun for someone interested in old trains and their reconstruction. Some of the old trains on view were used in Hollywood movies. Knowledgeable tour guides and a short train ride is available.

Thank Joseph P
Ao Nang, Thailand
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Ive been in here several times and you can always catch a erie feel as you see all the neat old things. There are very rare things to be seen in there indeed and though it doesn't take long due to it being small,it has a ton of good history and art info to offer people.

Thank AC C
Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

The docent has a lot of knowledge to share about the items in the museum, and about the area's history. Be sure to ask her questions :)

Thank JanaFCakes
Santa Cruz, California
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

An eclectic collection encompassing Indian, Chinese, The Donner Party, and other settlers' relics. And, be sure you save some time to chat with the museum volunteer for additional colorful tales of local characters and history.

Thank Radrap
Lincoln, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We've been to a number of shows here within the last few years -- always entertaining!!! Worth the one hour drive from Lincoln. Ginny and Scott Lincoln CA

Thank Gingerpeachy13
Shipley, West Yorskshire, UK
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134 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2005

This is a small museum with local artefacts. It was really made by the docent who was full of stories and showed real interest in the museum and his hometown. He had been in the Air Force and spent a long time talking about his career to my teenage son who is interested in planes and in the Air Cadets... More 

Thank YorkshireUKtraveller

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