We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Bear Historical Museum

Is this your business?
630 Bartlett Road, CA
+1 909-585-8100
Review Highlights
Weekend trip

Went on a weekend. Enjoyed looking at all the historical artifacts and learning a little about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego, California
via mobile
Great Museum!

Learn about the history of Big Bear while viewing artifacts from a by-gone era. Lot's to see here... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Redondo Beach, California
Read all 25 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“gold mining” (6 reviews)
“log cabin” (3 reviews)
630 Bartlett Road, CA
+1 909-585-8100

Similar Things to Do in Big Bear Region

Write a Review
Reviews (25)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a weekend. Enjoyed looking at all the historical artifacts and learning a little about the history of Big Bear. They had a blacksmith shop and place to pan for gold. Also had old cabins with relics in them to give an idea of...More

Thank blueeyedgirl2
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Learn about the history of Big Bear while viewing artifacts from a by-gone era. Lot's to see here, old buildings, antiques, gold mining equipment, blacksmith. Volunteers are friendly and very informative. The kids will have a blast! Please donate what you can to help them...More

Thank SouthernCalMan
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Love this place... They have a gold mining experience for you to enjoy, you get to watch horseshoes being shaped and are given one, learn much about the history of Big Bear, which is fascinating. Many little houses that existed way back when with docents...More

Thank Siameseldy
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Went there last fall for the first time. Entrance fee nominal. The group that supports this Historical Museum have done an excellent job over the years with their collection of items and displays. They have full on buildings that they have restored and displays inside...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Review life in the Big Bear Valley region with examples and samples of what life was like in the early years in Big Bear.

1  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed August 31, 2016

This was quite a surprise, we were expecting something really small, but it wasn't, a few buildings and lots of history. Most items have been donated. We thoroughly enjoyed this, even a working blacksmith. Price is only $5.00 and children are free. The docents are...More

2  Thank loalynne
Reviewed July 20, 2016

My kids loved this place. There was a free gold panning area where the kids got to pan for gold. We purchased little glass bottles in the gift shop to put the gold in. They were $.50 each (recommend buying one per person, otherwise you...More

3  Thank jenniferh1229
Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by our visit to the Big Bear Historical Museum. It's far more extensive than we had thought, with almost a dozen historical buildings/structures to wander through. The parking was free, and the entry fee was only $5--well worth such a modest...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Everyone should go and visit this place. I WISH they had more but they are trying and I think Volunteers mostly run the place. I wish I had time to help. They even sell sarsaparilla drinks there! We bought two to share and taste! It...More

Thank IShareCuzICare
Reviewed September 15, 2015

The museum I small but full of historical information. We enjoyed the old house and the lady narrator that was inside was very friendly and told us about the history of the old cabin and how it was moved to its present location. We also...More

Thank Klara C
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Peppercorn Grille
597 reviews
.10 miles away
Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
267 reviews
.12 miles away
Amangela's Sandwich and Bagel House
180 reviews
.11 miles away
Himalayan Restaurant
249 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Cave
29 reviews
.11 miles away
Castle Rock Trail
130 reviews
.02 miles away
Big Bear Visitor Center
65 reviews
.02 miles away
Village Sweet Shoppe
22 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Big Bear Historical Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines