Step Back Into the Past and Experience the Rich Heritage and Culture of Madera County

 

From historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad to the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County or the Southern Yosemite Consortium of Museums, the history of the region is on display throughout the area. Learn about the Native American Tribes that lived in Yosemite and the surrounding region at the Sierra Mono Museum, or learn about the loggers who felled giant trees in the mountains and fed them via flume to Madera at the Madera Courthouse Museum. Explore the museums of Madera County: California's Gateway to Yosemite to see on your visit and watch history come alive.


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Children's Museum of the Sierra
Oakhurst

Interactive Children's Museum...explore the ocean, study medicine, dig for artifacts, perform on sta...

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Coarsegold Historic Village
Coarsegold

The Village is home to a unique community of shops, coffee house, restaurant and peddlers. The Vil...

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Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County
Chowchilla

Discover one of the largest middle-Pleistocene fossil excavations in North America. Go back in time...

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Fresno Flats Historical Park
Oakhurst

Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park recaptures the flavor of 19th Century life in the Sierra Neva...

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Madera County Courthouse Museum
Madera

Visit the Madera Courthouse Museum and learn about the history of the area. Don't miss Christmas ti...

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Museums & Historic Sites of Southern Yosemite
Oakhurst

Take an educational, family oriented and fun filled journey into the past and discover the many trea...

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Sierra Mono Museum
North Fork

We exist for the specific purpose of fostering a better public understanding and appreciation of Mon...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association
North Fork

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is a nearly 100 mile journey through the Sierra National Forest with b...

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Talking Bear - Oakhurst

Meet the World Famous Oakhurst Talking Bear!   Talking Bear has been watching over the town ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad / Thornberry Museum
Fish Camp

Travel back in time on an exciting 4-mile railroad excursion, on a powerful steam train. Gold panni...

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