Mariposa Museum and History Center, Mariposa

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  • As someone who has grown up here in mariposa it was incredible to get to see some of the history of my town. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and I hope to go back again soon!!! GOOD JOB MARI...  more »
  • Everything in this small town is quaint and cute. The Museum is very complete, admission is usd5 and children do not pay.
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  • This is an excellent little Museum. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. The price, $5, is extremely Fair. There's tons of information here about the region. The thing I was most interest...  more »
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  • Richley detailed history! Loved the working model ten cent mill. Some items my family fondly remembers using. Used to feed stoves and warm irons on them as a girl. My father had similar mining hats. Miss the gas pumps. Not! Highly recommend a visit.
  • Took my baby and her cousin there and we all had a blast. I love to learn history behind things and the women there were very informative and had the girls playing a game to win a prize. I recommend going.
  • This is a great little Museum. There's no better way to learn about Mariposa County and the mining that went on here. My favorite part of the museum was the mineral exhibits. Coincidence, just before driving into town I spotted a thick quartz vein in a roadcut then, here at this Museum, I found quartz exhibits with gold attached. The staff at this Museum are fantastic. They'll tell stories, they'll help you understand the geology, and they're just downright friendly. Only complaint, and this really isn't the complaint, is that the museum is a bit overwhelming in places. There's a lot to read and it's hard to tell what order to read it in. If you're driving through Mariposa on your way to or from Yosemite, you must stop here.
  • Small but extremely detailed and filled with very interesting artifacts and info. Could spend hours.
  • Great exhibits covering the history of the area including the Gold Rush years. Well worth a visit!
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