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“Pleasantly surprised and scared? ”

Calaveras County Museum Complex
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located in the center of the gold mining district of California, Calaveras County is rich in history, tradition, romance and lore. Whether you plan to spend an hour or an entire day, come to San Andreas and enjoy the Historic Downtown Museum. Open daily 10-4. The Downtown Museum is located on historic Main Street in San Andreas. Comprised of three buildings, the Museum is a reflection of the history of Calaveras County, its industry, its people, and even its notorious outlaws. The Museum is included in European travel guides as a "must see" destination and we have guests from all over the world.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a beautiful piece of history and with cheap prices I highly recommend going but don’t be surprised if you see ghosts

Thank Marina C
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Went with our friends on our way to Big Trees NP, cost only 3$. But such a great experience. A lot of interesting objects to see. Very welcoming and friendly older man as staff.... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you happend to be in the neighborhood.

Thank Ines S
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Well worth an hour or so stop if you are driving along Route 49. Interesting collection of historic buildings and artifacts covering local history and the Gold Rush.

Thank bobolan92
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very well put together. Loved the county jail! Unfortunately, we missed the Red Barn. Not sure why, but if you love old jails, be sure to see this one.

Thank Retrohippie
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

A great museum to catch up on local history of the area. Lots of displays and artefacts. I especially liked the old courthouse (still occasionally in use today) and the adjacent law library and judges chamber. The original jail can be visited and is still fully intact - Black Bart was imprisoned here and there is information and photographs about the local sheriffs who have held office over the years.
Friendly staff, good little gift shop and easy parking.

Thank graemelacey
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