New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum, San Jose

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  • Informative museum tour and interesting history. Very educational displays with historic artifacts, tools and photographs, and a lot of information about local mining history. A very nice collection!  more »
  • I had planned to come here on the way out to a trailhead in the Quicksilver area. There were not docents around really, when I was there. There was one woman in the little shop, but that was it. It is...  more »
  • This area of the mineral mining industry can know the history of, well, there was the impressive Dawson described. The Museum is small and got 30 minutes, trouble courses can also explore enough
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  • Friendly, well informed guide. Beautiful drive past farms and forests enroute. Pretty house (named Casa Grande), well thought out and executed exhibits with plenty to see, hear, read about how quick silver was mined, used, and affected the people involved. Historic, scientific, and social stories of workers, owners, equipment, and technology. Antique packed front rooms showed how homes were furnished and decorated way back when. Gift shop had cool stuff to help entertain and teach kids. Cost is free, but a modest $2 donation is suggested, and well worth it for families or school groups.
  • My daughter and I popped in on a whim and were pleasantly surprised! Bridget guided us and let us explore on our own as well. Afterwards she helped us choose a perfect hike to finish the day. Thank you, Bridget!!
  • Great look at what lives at the mines was like
  • took wilderness first aid here. bad cell service. groomed lawns
  • A fantastic bit of history. Took a group of teenage scouts here and they were captivated by the photos and artifacts -- actually looked up from their phones for the entire time we were here. A hidden gem of a place to visit.

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