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Arnold Area: Calaveras Big Trees Gift Shop and Museum

The Calaveras Big Trees Visitor Center has a wonderful museum for your enjoyment. They have many large and small mammals on display as well as hands on items for your viewing and educational experience.  Have you ever seen a 400 pound Black Bear up close?  Do you know what the difference is between a Mountain Lion and a Bobcat?  Find the answers …

Arnold Area: Calaveras Big Trees Gift Shop and Museum

The Calaveras Big Trees Visitor Center is your one-stop place for information about the park as well as the place to purchase unique items related to Calaveras Big Trees. The Calaveras Big Trees Association operates the gift shop inside the visitor center. The gift shop has many unique and one of a kind items for all members of the family. Come …

San Andreas Area: Red Barn Museum

The Red Barn Museum is housed in the former dairy barn of the old County Hospital and stands proudly as a dominant landmark along Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. The facility showcases Calaveras County’s rich history in agriculture, mining, logging, and ranching. Each display is a collection of traditional local tools of various trades like blacksmith or butcher and …

Angels Camp: Angels Camp Museum Gift Shop

The Angels Camp Museum gift shop is located right inside the entrance to the museum. Here you’ll find historic and Gold Rush era replica wooden toys enjoyed by children in the 1800s, plus fun and educational gifts, souvenir hats, t-shirts, books on local history and more. Come on in to purchase great mementos of the Gold Rush. While you’re here be …

Angels Camp: Angels Camp Museum & Carriage House

Home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is an international destination with more than 30,000 square feet of exhibits on Gold Rush history. Visitors can stroll through the beautifully landscaped historical park to explore extensive indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a doctor’s office and The Mark Twain Exhibit, as …

San Andreas Area: Calaveras County Museum Complex

The Calaveras County Museum Complex includes the historic courthouse, jail yard and Hall of Records. It includes the upstairs portion of the Odd Fellows and Masonic Hall built in 1856. The museum contains displays dating to the Gold Rush era including information on the famous outlaw, Black Bart, the “Gentleman Bandit” who was jailed and tried here when he was …

Murphys: Murphys Old Timers Museum

Murphys Old Timers Museum is dedicated to the preservation of history and artifacts of Murphys and its generations since the Gold Rush. There is also an impressive collection of valuable, antique Native American baskets made by local Miwok. The exterior north wall of the building is the E. Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations. Not only is the museum open every …

Murphys: Ironstone Heritage Museum

It might be small, but the Ironstone Heritage Museum contains some fascinating Native American and California Gold Rush artifacts and was actually established as a tribute to that historic time and to the Miwok who inhabited the area before the mass influx of mining hopefuls. The Gold Rush collection includes photos, mining maps and personal artifacts including letters written by miners to …

Arnold Area: Sierra Nevada Logging Museum

The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is situated at one end of beautiful White Pines Lake and gives a fascinating look into the history of logging that was so important in the Sierra Nevadas for many decades. Creative exhibits bring this history to life and honor those who lost their lives in the industry. Volunteers are work hard to deliver the best …

Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide: 2018

To bring a little more hygge into your holiday shopping experience this year, we invite you to explore our community during Calaveras’ most hygge time of year – our holiday open house and Festival of Wines season. With a spirit of giving and generosity, enjoy warm beverages and fresh baked goods on the house; as well as lighted parades, special discounts, festive …

Discover Holiday Hygge in Calaveras this Holiday Season

Hygge HEW-ga / HOO-guh A Scandinavian word that hails from Denmark and Norway described as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” Despite the fact that the concept of “hygge” is of Scandinavian origin, you can find a healthy dose of holiday hygge right here, hidden in plain sight in Calaveras County. …