Angels Camp Museum

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

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

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

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

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

Calaveras Fall Itineraries

Valley Springs to Mokelumne Hill Day One:  Drive in from Sacramento for some beautiful fall colors around New Hogan Lake.  Try fishing at this year-round lake for bass, stripers, catfish, and bluegills. Little coves and inlets around the lake make this a peaceful place for anglers of all levels to cast their lines. There are … Continued

Discover Calaveras: Murphys

Experience Gold Rush charm in adorable downtown Murphys with comfortable lodging and modern dining. Discover family-owned wineries and unique shops all within a half-mile walk.