Calaveras County Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore

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.

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Angels Camp City Museum

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 … Continued

Angels Camp City Museum

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Murphys Vacation Homes

Murphys Vacation Homes are each tucked within lush, private property for a total escape from the hustle and commotion of the everyday world. Enjoy peaceful days and star-filled nights without the noise of traffic or neighbors. And when you’re in the mood for fun and adventure, every home is an easy walk to downtown Murphys … Continued

10 Ways to Get the Most out of Christmas Vacation in Calaveras

Heading to Calaveras County or Bear Valley Resort for the holidays? Enjoy this quick guide for the 10 top things to do during Christmas vacation in Calaveras County. From festive downtowns, to cozy fireside games, wine tasting, candy shops, and more, get in on the holiday spirit with one of the most hygge holiday regions … Continued

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 … Continued