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Address: 780 Main Street, Weaverville, CA 96093
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+1 530-623-5211

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Cool history

It's always nice to see how and when a town became what it is and how it turned into what it is today. You get to see all the old tools they used some old service rifle and an... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Michael C
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's always nice to see how and when a town became what it is and how it turned into what it is today. You get to see all the old tools they used some old service rifle and an old jail cell. Plus a bunch of other interesting things.

Thank Michael C
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Lots of small towns have museums and this is a very good one with a comprehensive range of artefacts. There is plenty to capture the interest of every visitor.

Thank UlverstonJanet
Anchorage, AK
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Enjoyed a quick visit with a very knowledgeable staffer who assisted us with our family history search of the area. We arrived near closing, much to our dismay, or would have enjoyed a longer visit as we have ancestors who populated the area. It is well run and the exhibits well presented. Wished we had more time.

Thank AK2Mom
Grants Pass, Oregon
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195 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with our grandchildren and had only a short time to look around. One could easily spend a couple of hours here. Good telling of the Chinese history as well as many other facts of that era. Highly recommended!

Thank Tom B
Greenville, South Carolina
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375 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We totally enjoyed our visit to the museum. It covers historical aspects of the town, the Chinese miners, native Americans, gold mining. Two old jail cells are in the basements. Adjacent to the museum are several buildings with a stage coach and other old conveyances, a blacksmith shop, and a gold flume. We highly recommend the museum.

Thank ValGary2014
Graeagle, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is an extremely nice museum, especially for a small town. Including the outdoor exhibits, the stamp mill, and additionally housed artifacts, one can easily spend several hours there.

Thank Cheri S
weaverville, United States
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is one of a kind museum, the artifacts are outstanding. The Trinity annual booklet is packed with information. This is a must visit for everyone.

Thank Ed W
Hacienda Heights, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

An inexpensive walk into the past! They had detailed descriptions of the mining machinery and a lovely grassy area with more displays. It was wonderful to see a slice of history in a tiny mining town. There was also a town historical society that helped you locate anything you needed to find in Weaverville. Blink fast and you are thru... More 

Thank Deby C
American canyon
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Small well organized museum of the history of Weaverville and surrounding areas.There is also a working living history blacksmith shop and steam powered stamp mill that operate on certain days of the month.

Thank bigblue43
La Canada, California
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722 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We didn't go inside the museum, but elected to explore the extensive collection of outdoor exhibits which we found more interesting than walking around inside a museum. The exhibits include the typical gold mining equipment, blacksmith tools, and pioneer cabin. However, they have a few exhibits on methods of placer mining which one doesn't see in other museums. The grounds... More 

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