Museums and Attractions
List of Museums and Historic Parks
Fresno Flats Historical Park 683-6570
Children’s Museum of the Sierra 658-5656
Wasama Roundhouse 683-8194
Sierra Mono Museum 877-2115
King Vintage Museum 658-6999
Coarsegold Historic Museum 642-4448
Coarsegold Historic Village 683-3900
Fresno Flats Historical Park recaptures the flavor of 19th century life in this secluded part of California. But don’t expect to immerse yourself in strike-It-rich or riches-to-rags stories common of many communities associated with the state’s Mother Lode gold fields. The pioneers who settled here mainly came to build their lives and raise their families, so they planned from the start to earn their living as farmers, merchants and by using the rich natural resources of the mountains.
Both of the two restored homes that comprise the museum have been designated as Points of Historical Interest by the State of California. Historians call attention to the unique construction styles restored by the volunteers of Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) — designs no longer in use anywhere else in the state. A pair of one-room schools, two 19th-century jails and several other farm buildings completes the historical park.The museum complex is open from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours of the grounds, and picnic areas and restrooms are available. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours of the grounds and buildings are available from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations for group tours may be made by calling 559-683-6570.
King Vintage Museum tells tales of bygone times with fashion and textiles.The museum collection spans several decades and includes textiles from military regalia to wedding dresses and everything in between. The collection changes often showcasing different eras, making it worth a retun visit everytime you come back to visit Yosemite. Contact the museum for hours of operation and/or to arrange for special tours; by calling 559-658-6999.