There are nuggets of history around every corner in Yosemite Mariposa County! From charming Gold Rush-era towns that still exist today to Yosemite National Park, there is a vein of timeless wonder that runs through this great community.
The ways to experience our rich history are endless. A walk-through old town Mariposa evokes thoughts of swinging doors that lead into saloons and horse-drawn wagons carrying miners and their bullion. A step into our museums details our Gold Rush history that led to the establishment of Mariposa County and its towns. You’ll get a peek into a time when the west was still wild.
We want to provide a portal to this history directly to you through our “Mariposa Gold” video series. This ongoing project will mine the countless stories about people, places and artifacts that make our history so robust.
Explore fascinating items from our museums, learn about special historical locations, and hear about the fascinating stories of the pioneers who settled our area. These videos serve as a virtual expedition for what you can experience first-hand when you visit.
Outdoor art holds untold possibilities in Yosemite Mariposa. Whether you’re setting up your easel in Tuolumne Meadows to capture the sunset reflecting off a meandering river or journaling atop a boulder at the base of Vernal Falls, there’s a world of outdoor inspiration awaiting artists of all ages.
While many think of pioneers as people from a bygone era, that spirit is still well alive today in Mariposa County. We call the people that accomplish that today ‘Modern Day Pioneers’. Their stories are unique and in many cases inspiring. The Modern-Day Pioneers video series aims to tell the stories of those forging ahead in Mariposa County today with that pioneering spirit.
Creatively blending the new normal of work/study with quality outdoor adventure, natural beauty and authentic learning experiences, Mariposa County offers working parents the chance to swap their heels and wing-tips for waffle soles and “reboot” in an iconic national park paradise.