Historic Journeys

Lake County is rich in history and culture, so be sure to take a break from our plentiful outdoor activities by soaking up some knowledge in one of our five historical/cultural museums. Interesting info and artifacts tell the history of our geology, farming heritage, tourism industry, Native peoples and pioneering spirit.

See our museum options below!

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We've Been Inhabited for Over 20,000 Years!

With a history of human habitation dating back over 20,000 years, and one of the most interesting geological profiles in the world, you are sure to find something of interest at any of the following:

Lake County Historic Courthouse Museum

Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum

Stone House Museum

Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum

Gibson Museum and Cultural Center

Experience tales from Lake County

Tony Pierucci, Curator of County Museums

"There’s no end to the great experiences you can have learning about our history and heritage."