Located in the centre of the historical town of Mariposa, just at the corner of Jessie Street and Coakley circle, is the beautiful Mariposa Museum and History Center. The place has garnered quite a reputation among tourists since its establishment in 1957 and has even been awarded for portraying the authentic picture of people and lifestyle in Mariposa, be it American Indians or Spanish Explorers. Most of the artefacts found here are centred around the Gold Rush and stuff related to late 19th century. A major part of the items displayed here is part of family treasures donated by locals to preserve the traditional heritage of the city. Even though small, it is undoubtedly one of the best and collection-wise rich museums in America. Ensure to visit its state-of-the-art archival vault that is home to a large preserve of most vulnerable items in the country. Come here to check out all it has to offer, from documents, artefacts to artwork and gold displays and more! It outdoor display and mining equipment will also intrigue you during your visit here. A much recommended for history and art lovers!
Mariposa Museum And History Center Travel Tips
- Those who wish to volunteer can come on Tuesdays and work.
Entrance Ticket Details For Mariposa Museum And History Center
- Adults : 5 USD
- Free for children under 18.
- First responders and Military in Uniform with active duty ID- free.
Mariposa Museum And History Center Hours
- Open year around except for few days.
How to Reach Mariposa Museum And History Center
- Bus Station : Roadside Rest
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Mariposa Museum And History Center Reviews & Ratings
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$.
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.
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.
Very well presented history. Surprisingly very enjoyable!