New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum, San Jose

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  • Today, most people think of the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill as the defining moment in early California history. The resulting gold rush of 1849 brought thousands of prospectors and settlers to....  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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