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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Many Levels of Egyptian History

My husband and I decided to come here on one of our date days. The gardens are beautiful and they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manteca, California
Great few hours in San Jose

The museum was informative and interesting. I took my 11 year daughter and she loved it. The tomb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristie F
Byron Bay, Australia
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Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tomb tour” (21 reviews)
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to come here on one of our date days. The gardens are beautiful and they have an Egyptian game set up to play. It felt like a bit of a maze to get to the golden front doors. There are...More

Thank TravelBugKrueger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was informative and interesting. I took my 11 year daughter and she loved it. The tomb tour was def worth doing.

Thank Kristie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a field trip with my kids this is the 1st time we have been there it was really nice and educational for the kids. They enjoyed the visit.

Thank Selina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you visit silicon valley, the last thing you expect is an Egyptian museum in the center of San Jose. If you are interested in human ancient history, this is a must see place. The museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts outside Egypt....More

1  Thank almadenshaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't that keen on visiting here but after looking around, I'm glad we did. I mean, when am I ever going to Egypt? Lots of cool artifacts and not so huge that you feel overwhelmed.

Thank HiSunshine_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small museum but pretty good. They have built a tomb inside which is pretty cool to walk through. I think most things are replicas of items in larger museums.

Thank Aparna J
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Rosicrucian Museum is an oddity set in a residential neighborhood opposite a school (high or middle). During the summer or weekends, you could easily park in the school parking lot. I was able to park directly in front of the building (just before the...More

1  Thank KarenB_California
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went with group. Nicely presented artifacts in various rooms. Really like the descriptions written summarizing what was in each room - on the walls. Gave a nice flavor to the collection. Most fun part for all was walking through the crypt (can't remember name now)...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Anyone interested in Old Egyptian artifacts and history... this is the place to go. In addition the grounds are set up with many different kinds of fauna including a monstrous Bunyan Tree from Australia that every other yr drops 5-8 cones that are a beautiful...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Was a real interesting place I enjoyed just as much as the kids,, tour guide real knowledgeable of background and new all answers to questions we ask

Thank toni p
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8 October 2017|
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Response from Kerry D | Reviewed this property |
This wonderful museum is not the British Museum - it is quite do-able in 2-3 hours depending upon your level of interest. It is quite impressive and ahd gardend and a labyrinth, too.
6 October 2016|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
The museum is kid-friendly. I didn't see anything that would frighten a 5 year old. They have an area with kid-friendly and touchable items. One section has an optional walk-through room section that resembles the inside... More
Greg W
1 August 2016|
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Response from awm1 | Reviewed this property |
Probably Caltrain from the City to San Jose and then Uber or a taxi to the museum. You can 'google' Caltrain for the cost, schedule and station locations.