Museums in California

Name Town/City County Type
Aerospace Museum of California North Highlands Sacramento Aviation
Alpine County Museum Markleeville Alpine Open air
Amador County Museum Jackson Amador Local history
Amador Whitney Museum Amador City Amador Local history
American Victorian Museum Nevada City Nevada History
Angels Camp Museum Angels Camp Calaveras Local history
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park St. Helena Napa Mill
Bernhard Museum Complex Auburn Placer Historic house
Bodie State Historic Park Bodie Mono Open air
Bohart Museum of Entomology Davis Yolo Natural history
Calaveras County Museum San Andreas Calaveras Local history
California Automobile Museum Sacramento Sacramento Automobile
California Foundry History Museum - Sacramento Sacramento Sacramento Industry
California Hall of Fame Sacramento Sacramento Hall of fame
California Museum for History, Women and the Arts Sacramento Sacramento History
California State Capitol Museum Sacramento Sacramento Capitol
California State Indian Museum Sacramento Sacramento Native American
California State Military Museum Sacramento Sacramento Military
California State Mining and Mineral Museum Mariposa Mariposa Mining
California State Railroad Museum Sacramento Sacramento Railroad
Carnegie Museum (Roseville, California) Roseville Placer Local history
Carolyn Parr Nature Center Napa Napa Natural history
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento Sacramento Sacramento Art
Chew Kee Store Museum Fiddletown Amador History
Chinese American Museum of Northern California Marysville Yuba Ethnic - Chinese
C.N. Gorman Museum Davis Yolo Art
Columbia State Historic Park Columbia Tuolumne Living
Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County Yuba City Sutter Local history
Crocker Art Museum Sacramento Sacramento Art
Dai Loy Museum Locke Sacramento History
di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature Napa Napa Art
Discovery Museum of Sacramento Sacramento Sacramento Children's
Donald F. Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum Sacramento Sacramento Medical
Donner Memorial State Park Truckee Nevada History
Downieville Museum Downieville Sierra Local history
Eastern California Museum Independence Inyo Local history
El Dorado County Historical Museum Placerville El Dorado Local history
Elmshaven St. Helena Napa Religious
Empire Mine State Historic Park Grass Valley Nevada Mining
Explorit Davis Yolo Science
Folsom History Museum Folsom Sacramento Local history
Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Folsom Sacramento Technology
Folsom Prison Museum Folsom Sacramento Law enforcement
Folsom Railroad Museum Folsom Sacramento Railroad
Foresthill Divide Museum Foresthill Placer Mining
Fountain & Tallman Museum Placerville El Dorado Local history
Gatekeeper’s Museum Tahoe City Placer Local history
Gold Country Museum Auburn Placer Mining
Golden Drift Museum Dutch Flat Placer Local history
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park Sacramento Sacramento Historic house
Grass Valley Museum Grass Valley Nevada Local history
Griffith Quarry Museum Penryn Placer Industry
Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum Groveland Tuolumne Local history
Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine Placerville El Dorado Mining
Hattie Weber Museum of Davis Davis Yolo Local history
Hays Antique Truck Museum Woodland Yolo Transportation
Heidrick Ag History Center Woodland Yolo Agriculture
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tahoma El Dorado Historic house
Home of Lola Montez Grass Valley Nevada Local history
Honda Food Culture Museum and Communication Education Center Marysville Yuba Food
ICA Gallery Bishop Inyo Art
Imaginarium of Nevada County Nevada City Nevada Science
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park Pine Grove Amador Native American
James Calvin Sly Museum Pollock Pines El Dorado Local history
Kennedy Mine Jackson Amador Mining
Kentucky Mine Museum Sierra City Sierra Mining
KidZone Museum Truckee Nevada Children's
Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum South Lake Tahoe El Dorado Local history
Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site Bishop Inyo Open air
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park Sacramento Sacramento Historic house
Locke Chinese School Locke Sacramento School
Loyalton Museum Loyalton Sierra Local history
Maidu Museum & Historic Site Roseville Placer Multiple
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park Nevada City Nevada Mining
Mammoth Ski Museum Mammoth Lakes Mono Sports
Manzanar National Historic Site Independence Inyo History
Mariposa Museum & History Center Mariposa Mariposa Local history
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Coloma El Dorado Open air
Mary Aaron Memorial Museum Marysville Yuba Local history
Memorial Union Gallery Davis Yolo Art
Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center Lee Vining Mono Natural history
Murphys Old Timers Museum Murphys Calaveras Local history
Museum of Lone Pine Film History Lone Pine Inyo Media
Museum of the Forgotten Warriors Marysville Yuba Military
Napa County Historical Society Napa Napa Local history
Napa Firefighters Museum Napa Napa Firefighting
Napa Valley Museum Yountville Napa Multiple
Nevada City Firehouse Museum Nevada City Nevada Local history
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum Nevada City Nevada Railroad
New Melones Visitor Center and Museum Sonora Calaveras Local history
North Star Mine and Powerhouse & Pelton Wheel Museum Grass Valley Nevada Mining
Northern Mariposa County History Center Coulterville Mariposa Local history
Northstar Mining Museum Grass Valley Nevada Mining
Old Sacramento State Historic Park Sacramento Sacramento Multiple
Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum Sacramento Sacramento School
Old Schoolhouse Museum Lee Vining Mono Local history
Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center-Museum Bishop Inyo Native American
Placer County Museum Auburn Placer Local history
Rae House Museum Galt Sacramento Historic house
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown Tuolumne Railroad
Red Barn Museum San Andreas Calaveras Local history
Reiff's Antique Gas Station Automotive Museum Woodland Yolo Transportation
Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Art Collection Davis Yolo Art
Rocklin History Museum Rocklin Placer Local history
Roseville Telephone Museum Roseville Placer Technology
Roseville Utility Exploration Center Roseville Placer Science
Sacramento Children's Museum Sacramento Sacramento Children's
Sacramento History Museum Sacramento Sacramento Local history
Sacramento Valley Museum Williams Colusa Local history
Scotty's Castle   Inyo Historic house
Sharpsteen Museum Calistoga Napa Local history
Shenandoah Valley Museum Plymouth Amador Local history
Shoshone Museum Shoshone Inyo Local history
Sierra College Natural History Museum Rocklin Placer Natural history
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Arnold Calaveras Industry
Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum of Medical History Sacramento Sacramento Medical
Silverado Museum St. Helena Napa Biographical
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park Sacramento Sacramento Military
Tahoe Maritime Museum Homewood Placer Maritime
Tallac Historic Site South Lake Tahoe El Dorado Open air
Truckee Jail Museum Truckee Nevada Jail
Tuolumne City Memorial Museum Tuolumne Tuolumne Local history
Tuolumne County Museum & History Center Sonora Tuolumne Local history
UC Davis Design Museum Davis Yolo Design
Underground Gold Miners Museum Alleghany Sierra Mining
United States Bicycling Hall of Fame Davis Yolo Sports
Vikingsholm South Lake Tahoe El Dorado Historic house
Wells Fargo History Museum Sacramento Sacramento History
West Sacramento Historical Society Museum West Sacramento Yolo Local history
Western SkiSport Museum Soda Springs Nevada Sports
Yolo County Historical Museum Woodland Yolo Historic house
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Fish Camp Mariposa Railroad
Yosemite Museum Yosemite National Park Mariposa Native American