The Siskiyou County Museum is located on old Hwy 99 in downtown Yreka. Look for the big white wooden building on the east side of the road.
We like small town museums - well actually we like all museums! - and the exhibits in this one are well presented and informative. Several galleries present dioramas and artifacts from various eras of Yreka and SIskiyou county history. There is an Indian gallery, trappers gallery and pioneer settlement gallery.
Other exhibits include the history of Chinese immigrants, gold mining and the timber industry.
One exhibit is on firearms - and there are a lot of them!
The museum entry fee includes access to the outdoor museum next door which has five original buildings dating from about 1865 to early 20th Century plus four more resconstructed buildings. However, we were disappointed to learn the outdoor museum is only open from May through October, and we visited in April. Hopefully we'll be able to visit this section next time we're in town!
The museum is open Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-3, and Saturday 10-4. Do call ahead to make sure they are open, especially if you visit in the off season. Admission cost is only $3 for adults 12 and over and just 75¢ for children 6-12 years old; under 6 is free.
This museum is well worth visiting to learn some of Siskiyou county's interesting history :-)
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