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My husband and I were staying in Sonora and one day it was raining so we were limited in what we... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Teresa H
Southern Indiana
Gold rush memorabilia.

A fun and interesting museum specializing in California gold rush items. Parking nearby... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Sonora, United States
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West Bradford Ave., Sonora, CA 95370
+1 209-532-1317
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My husband and I were staying in Sonora and one day it was raining so we were limited in what we could do that day. We very much enjoyed our discussions about the wild west and gold rush from Cookie. I learned so many things...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A fun and interesting museum specializing in California gold rush items. Parking nearby. Interesting books also available.

Thank maiyam2017
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a fine little museum with an impressive veteran's memorial. Worth the time and it is donation only, which is nice.

Thank maryhadreas
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I love this museum! A fascinating look at our Native and then Gold Rush past. Check out the unique displays about the many cultures that have influenced our area, our motion picture history, and much more, located in the old time jail cells.

1  Thank Doroteamx
Reviewed 23 July 2017

It includes the county jail, with cells outfitted with all the things prisoners used in those days. Spend a couple of hours here and learn the local history.

Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

You will enjoy the Gold display! Rare Crystalline Gold found in Tuolumne County. This gold is found in pockets that allow it to grow.....it is Beautiful and sparkles. The building is a old jail, that was in use from the 1800's to 1964, when the...More

Thank Kenny W
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Preservation is one of the reasons I came here to visit. The Mother Lode of the Gold Rush was in Tuolumne & Calaveras counties, a unique area that played a major part in shaping our country. The Tuolumne City Museum is a treasure trove of...More

2  Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful place with so many items of our history around here - and people to tell you about them! More things all the time, and if you want to research history of the Gold Country, this is a great place to start. Friendly folks running...More

Thank coap83
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great museum located in the old jailhouse, just a short walk from the main street. Very friendly staff.

Thank joycec135
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This museum has lots of interesting info about the gold rush of 1800's. It is in the old Jail House from that era. We happened to have a docent show us around and he had great stories of the people incarcerated there and the different...More

1  Thank LAURIE S
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29 May 2016|
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Monday-Friday 10-4; Saturday 10-3:30 Research center open Tuedsay 9-12 and by appointment 209-532-1317