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Merced County Courthouse Museum

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Address: 21st & N Streets, Merced, CA 95340
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+1 209-723-2401

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A Worth While Visit!

I was actually viewing this for a wedding venue choice - lived in the area almost all my life and never had a visited. It is definitely a hidden treasure. The second floor is full... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Natasha R
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was actually viewing this for a wedding venue choice - lived in the area almost all my life and never had a visited. It is definitely a hidden treasure. The second floor is full of fascinating objects around the time of Merced's early years. There was much to see and even more to learn. My personal favorite was a... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

A great place to see some of the history of Merced and the area. Great stories, photographs and facts about the area and how Merced grew.

Thank midwestlover
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

if you want to know the history of the merced area and the central valley, this is a great place to visit. fun for families with kids or solo/ couples. lots of great exhibits and you learn so much about the area.

Merced, California
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

If you like history of California, then this is a big part of that. Artifacts from the 1800's are here. Merced has a big part of history of California

Thank kpetiti21
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Was well worth the half hour I was there. A guide showed me the court room, the two little rooms the District Attorney had, the county treasurer's office. That had two big safes. Was told the biggest one was added after a robbery. Was told how they got it upstairs. Smal gift shop that sold mostly books of county history.... More 

Thank janice h
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

The original Merced County Courthouse towers over 2 of the main streets that connect with it, M and 21st Street. It dates back 150 years and is a well preserved landmark worth visited. Since my family goes back almost 100 years in this community, it was pleasure dealing with the staff to preserve family photos. One of THE places to... More 

Thank JEFountain
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The courthouse museum is very pretty in the centre of the otherwise quite normal American town of Merced. Worth a quick stop on your way from San Francisco to Yosemite!

Thank Hermes_NL
Los Banos, California
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

One could tell that this museum has been lovingly cared for by several citizens of Merced. Everything was carefully cared for and preserved as much as possible. The only thing I would want to point out is when deciding to visit the Courthouse Museum that the public be made aware that the first entrance to the museum is a rather... More 

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Merced, California
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

The Museum has great permanent exhibits, but also has rotating exhibits that are extremely well presented. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The courthouse is a favorite place of my 8-year-old son's. We can spend a fun afternoon exploring the displays, talking with the knowledgable volunteers,and then hit the county library, which is right next door. If you haven't visited the courthouse during the holidays, you're really missing out! There are decorated trees in every room - it's guaranteed to make you... More 

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