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Tuolumne County Museum

West Bradford Ave., Sonora, CA 95370
+1 209-532-1317
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Beautiful old museum

It includes the county jail, with cells outfitted with all the things prisoners used in those days... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Royal Oaks
Best little Museum in Sonora

You will enjoy the Gold display! Rare Crystalline Gold found in Tuolumne County. This gold is found... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Kenny W
via mobile
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West Bradford Ave., Sonora, CA 95370
+1 209-532-1317
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Didn't have enough time to spend here. The displays were interesting covering local stories and history of the area. Good mix of visual displays, reading, and hands-on exhibits. Hope to visit again.

Thank SydSays
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very western eclectic museum Something for everyone Revolvers on the wall, art, Indian artifact, old jail and railroad models

Thank Sugan56
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Excellent displays, photos, signage and the building itself is in great shape and well preserved. They also have a wonderful research program!

Thank DaleMMR
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This museum, located in the old jail, has a good variety of interesting exhibits inside the old jail cells. Free of charge and worth the 3 block walk from the town's Main Street.

Thank Charles H
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29 May 2016|
Response from fungramma51 | Reviewed this property |
Monday-Friday 10-4; Saturday 10-3:30 Research center open Tuedsay 9-12 and by appointment 209-532-1317