Siskiyou County Museum

The Siskiyou County Museum is a county facility and together with the assistance of the Siskiyou County Historical Society has generated a wonderful collection of artifacts, photographs, and ephemera.  Our outstanding Siskiyou County Museum was built in 1950 by the county 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:  .75
    Under 6:          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
Call ahead to be sure budget cuts have not reduced our hours further if you are traveling from out of the area.  Our apologies in advance.
*Please note our hours have changed:
Museum Hours: 
                         Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.  [The museum is closed on Friday's during the winter.]
                         Saturday ~ currently closed on Saturdays due to budget cuts.  Please call for current hours.
                         Closed Monday, Sunday and Major Holidays
Gift Shop:  You can see some of the fine items we have for sale at  the gift shop link on the navigation sidebar!  In addition to what is found at the link in our shop we also offer 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. ~ 3:30 p.m. or by appointment)

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.  Those wishing to do research should make arrangements in advance by phone or mail to insure that adequate resource materials and physical space is available to facilitate research.  Clients from a distance or unable to travel are encouraged to click on the link "Research Library/ Requests".
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.