Numerous museums that preserve the history of the mining era and the North Fork Mono tribe.
Mariposa Museum and History Center
The historic relics and buildings of the past make the Mariposa Museum one of the best small museums in America, according to the esteemed Smithsonian Institute.
California State Mining & Mineral Museum
See fantastic nuggets of gold, gemstones, and rare mineral crystals from around the world in California’s official Mining & Mineral Museum in Mariposa.
Coarsegold Historic Museum
Filled with artifacts from the 1880s, the Coarsegold Historic Museum is a historic treasure. The authentic and inviting museum buildings are as old as the artifacts within them.
Sierra Mono Museum
The museum offers a fascinating look at North Fork Mono tribal history. See basketwork, artifacts, wildlife exhibits and more. In addition to these museums of the Southern Sierra Region, Yosemite National Park has several museums worth visiting.
See our page on Yosemite Museums.