Mariposa Museum & History Center

The Smithsonian Museum calls the Mariposa Museum & History Center the best small museum in America! A true representation of Native American and Spanish history in Mariposa County, enjoy exhibits portraying California's Gold Rush era. Take an optional gold-panning lesson outdoors, admire the basket making skills of the Miwok Indian indoors, shop at the Gift Store, and more.


  • Yosemite, Cheese, Gold & Rails

    Step back in time with this escape in the Sierras. Start your leisurely tour at the Hilmar Cheese Factory Visitor Center and sample some of the best cheese in California. Then "all aboard" the Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad. Strike gold at the California State Mining & Mineral Museum and Mariposa Museum & History Center.