In Calaveras, great strides have been made to continue the important preservation of the area’s history for generations to come. Read on for a list of museums and great family fun activities!
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The Angels Camp Museum, gift shop, and Calaveras Visitors Bureau are all three located right inside the entrance to the museum. Here you’ll find Calaveras-made honey, olive oil, coffee, ceramics, and snacks, Gold Rush era souvenirs, one-of-a-kind hats and shirts, books on local history, and much more. Visit us to purchase great mementos of your … Continued
The Calaveras County Museum Complex has an awesome bookstore and gift shop. The Gift Shop carries T-shirts, frog pins, maps, post cards, and more. The Bookstore carries children’s books to cookbooks, gold mining to ghosts, local history to local legends, the bookstore has something for almost every interest. Related Links: Calaveras County Museum Complex.
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
Situated at one end of beautiful White Pines Lake, the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum gives a fascinating look into the history and importance of logging in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Creative exhibits bring this history to life and honor those who lost their lives in the industry. Many hard working volunteers deliver the best logging … Continued
Did you know that Calaveras County is home to hundreds of miles of trails perfect for mountain biking? Find your next mountain bike adventure with our guide to Mountain Bike Trails in Calaveras County and the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway corridor below.
Wine tasting is a perfect, laid-back, stress-free experience in Calaveras County. We have winery tasting rooms dotted all around the county. Three historic downtowns, Murphys and Mokelumne Hill offer Calaveras wine tasting rooms on their charming Gold Rush era Main Streets, and Copperopolis has tasting rooms in their picturesque town square. For vineyard tasting rooms, you’ll … Continued
FREE FISHING SEPTEMBER 3RD! And lots of other Labor Day fun. Calaveras has ways you can beat the heat, stay active, relax and enjoy the last days of summer!
Traveling with your best friend and need to know where to sleep, eat, and have some fun? Read on for a few reasons why Calaveras is your #1 spot to bring your sweet fur-baby along with you!