New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum, San Jose

4.7
#5 of 10 in Museums in San Jose
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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  • What a terrific little museum with a lot of history! We were recommended by a friend, stopped in, the staff was amazing! Showed us around, they really brought the history to life. Beautiful trees in.....  more »
  • Best historical site in San Jose, also excellent mountain bike riding, a good part of it accessible to compromise bikes and shared with horses, good horse trailer parking, excellent views. Over...  more »
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  • Awesome little museum with some really great mineral specimens. The volunteer docents here are amazing! They were engaging, knowledgeable and incredibly kind. Overall an excellent experience. Also the grounds were beautiful and I noticed the back had picnic tables and a couple of nice bbq pits.
  • Really well-done small museum with lots of interesting displays and helpful docent. Great way to learn about the Quicksilver/mercury mines which were such an important part of San Jose's history. Highly recommended.

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