Mariposa Museum and History Center, Mariposa

History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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  • A wealth of information about the town, the area, and the early gold mining business.The layout is very easy to follow and provides a brief explanation under each display ...and numerous historical...  more »
  • This is a really good primer on the history of the region, including Yosemite Park. A lot of it focuses on the mining boom, and the development of the parklands. Exhibits are arranged on a pathway.....  more »
  • Way more interesting than you might suppose, this museum is a gem. The history of the area during the gold rush proves to be captured beautifully in displays. I love the old time general store as...  more »
  • We followed up mineral and mining museum with a quick drive to this great museum. It is filled with so much information, exhibits and artifacts you really need at least two hours to get through. There is a great balance of archaeological and historical pieces from native Americans, Spanish settlers, Mexican governors, Chinese immigrants, ranchers, miners and explores. We are planning a trip back.
  • This was a great day trip. Enjoyed reading about the history of the gold era and looking at all the exhibits. It took us about 2 hours and only cost 5$.
  • Lots of time and effort went into this museum. You could spend all day here because there's really that much information. The museum needs to be expanded because of that though. It tells a rich and thorough history that is severely clumped together.
  • What a great place. So much history packed into a great space. Really lovely ladies, happy to help my children with questions and sent them on a treasure hunt.
  • Self guided tour with LOTS of pieces. The lay out really shows a true piece of history with the tools and the hardship early settlers. Very informative about the time and events that took place.

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