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.
There are little bits of history around every corner in Yosemite Mariposa County. From the charming gold rush era towns that still exist today to Yosemite National Park, our video series, “Mariposa Gold” serves as a virtual experience of our rich history.
Locally curated and financially supported by the community, the Northern Mariposa County History Center shows what it was like to live in Coulterville during the gold-mining boom of the late 19th century through the lives of the pioneer families who still call it home today.
Nestled among a forested mountain setting dusted with snow, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a picture perfect holiday getaway complete with all the makings for magical seasonal fun. This AAA Four-Diamond Yosemite winter wonder lodge delights visitors with festive décor and a range of activities from epic gingerbread house decorating sessions, to twirling around an outdoor ice rink next to a crackling fire, ensuring that ever every visit is truly wrapped up with a bow.