Siskiyou County Museum

The Siskiyou County Museum is a county facility and with the assistance of the Siskiyou County Historical Society and house a wonderful collection of artifacts, photographs, and ephemera.  Our outstanding Siskiyou County Museum was built in 1950 by the county and together the Historical Society and Museum aim to collect, preserve, disseminate, and interpret the history of the area for future generations.  
Included in the small admission price is our 2 1/2 acre Outdoor Museum which fosters an appreciation of Siskiyou County heritage through authentic and reconstructed buildings set in replicated environment.  Please note the Outdoor Museum is closed during the winter months.
    Adults:                $3.00
    Children 6 - 12:      1.00
    Under 6:               Free
    School Field Trips:  Free

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The Museums
Siskiyou County

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Museum location:                                                                                                                             
910 South Main Street
Yreka, CA  96097
(530) 842-3836
*Please note the Museum hours have changed:
Museum Hours: 
                         Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.  
                         Saturday ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.
                         Closed Monday, Sunday and Major Holidays

                          *The Outdoor Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.  During the summer months.  Closed during winter.
Gift Shop:  You can see some of the fine items the Historical Society has for sale at the gift shop link on the navigation sidebar!  In addition to what is found at the link in the shop there is also a large selection of Dover Children's books, Siskiyou Model Train (HO gauge) items, locally produced products and many other fine items.  When in the area be sure and stop in and take a look for yourself!
  • Native American Indian Gallery
  • Trappers Gallery
  • Gold Mining Exhibit
  • Chinese in Siskiyou County
  • Pioneer Settlement Gallery
  • Timber in Siskiyou County
  • Firearms
  • Period Rooms: 1900 kitchen and parlor
Outdoor Museum:  Open from May to October from 10:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.  Weather permitting.  For detailed information on some of the buildings and sites in the Siskiyou County Historical Societies Outdoor Museum please see our blog:  Siskiyou County Historical Society Outdoor Museum Blog

Located south across the Museum parking lot, the outdoor facility augments the museum's collection with five original buildings dating from 1856 to 1920 (Spring School and the Davis Cabin are registered as California State Historical Landmarks), and four recreated structures including a general merchandise store which sells period items, gifts and books.


Click here for more pictures of the Outdoor Museum Exhibit!

Research Library:
Photographs, manuscripts, books, newspapers, printed ephemera, maps and an extensive clippings file are all available for public use in the library.  
Educational Services:
The Museum and Historical Society produce a variety of special interpretive programs during the year to promote Siskiyou County's heritage.  The Society also publishes yearly The Siskiyou Pioneer (a book focusing on a particular theme, area, or group of people in the county), and brings out other books including trail tours, short histories and reminiscences.