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New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum

21570 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4310
+1 408-268-1729
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A Critical Piece of Bay Area History

The flooding of Coyote Creek this spring, 2017, but me in deep research mode exploring just where... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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Palo Alto, California
Good bit of history - Beautiful setting

This was a great find on a beautiful day. The scenery is gorgeous around the mine museum. The... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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Trace the history of local quicksilver mining at this interesting specialty museum.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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21570 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4310
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The flooding of Coyote Creek this spring, 2017, but me in deep research mode exploring just where our water does come from, and in all the research, a place popped up on my radar screen that I had never heard of, this mining museum. The...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great find on a beautiful day. The scenery is gorgeous around the mine museum. The museum is small but packs a lot into it. The volunteer we had was absolutely terrific telling us about the history of mining - he had actually...More

1  Thank TravelerSHL
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Friendly and cosy little museum, filled with mercury/quicksilver ore specimens and lively exhibits with old photographs that depict the mines and operations in the area.

Thank Coyote000
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We took a out of town guest who is always interested in history to this museum. Great like tour. Good for kids too. There are hiking trails all around the area too.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The New Almaden Mercury Mining Museaum provides a good local history and facts about mercury mining. There are very good displays of artifacts and a tour of an old victorian home. Enactors demonstrate blacksmithing an other crafts.

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is the mine manager's house that was in use right up to the closure of the mines. Lovingly restored, the two storey adobe is amazingly cool in the summer without AC.

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Monday was a good day to visit this museum because it wasn't crowded at all. Bridget the docent gave me a private tour that lasted over an hour. She answered all my questions as well as giving me very in-depth information about the quicksilver industry....More

Thank SHADOWSPRITE
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been to the Museum a few times and always enjoy it. I live in Almaden Valley and enjoy learning all the information about the area.

Thank jftravel2193
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have gone there many times and enjoy it all the time. The New Almaden Museum goes along with the Quicksilver park that has many trails that you can walk and enjoy and see some of places where the miners lived, There are two towns...More

Thank lgrime01
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Formerly the home of mining managers and their families, the Casa Grande is now home to the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum. The house is nicely refurbished in period furniture and docents are available to tell the history of the house and mercury mining operations...More

Thank Annette K
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