New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum, San Jose

4.6
#5 of 10 in Museums in San Jose
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  • 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 half h...  more »
  • I was able to spend a great time in this unique and focused museum. The child was a bit bored.
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  • I've lived in the San Jose area for 20 years and never realized this museum existed. We went for my son's 4th grade field trip and I loved it so much that I would definitely go back and would also recommend it to others. The museum is very informative about the mining process and the history of the area during that time. They have a lot of displays and an area that describes the typical day in the life of a miner. A portion of the museum has been decorated in the time frame of that era so you can see how the mining manager might have lived as he sought investors for the company. We also had a picnic lunch on the grounds and did a brief walk around the town to see some of the old homes and the graveyard. It was a lovely day and a fantastic field trip.
  • Great local history and explanation on the quicksilver mining process. Note: only open F-Tu 1200-1600

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