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Historic Sites in California

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Jamestown, CA USA

Home of the "movie train" - a great railway museum If you love old trains, Raitown is a must! It brings America's glorious railway past to life! The museum includes a working train with historic cars operating from April through October that lets visitors relive the experience of early train travel.

California Gold & Silver Settlements
California Gold & Silver Settlements Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Mammoth Lakes, CA USA

Museums and historical sites in the Mammoth Lakes area pay tribute to life in the Old West and share the area's cultural heritage.

Historic Downtown Petaluma
Historic Downtown Petaluma Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Petaluma, CA USA

Victorian charm meets Wine Country sophistication Nestled along the banks of the Petaluma River and chartered in 1858, Petaluma is one of California's oldest and most picturesque cities. Located just 32 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is the southernmost city in Sonoma County.

Bodie Ghost Town
Bodie Ghost Town
Historic Site in Mammoth Lakes, CA USA

Bodie Ghost Town is the largest unrestored ghost town in the West. Visitors can explore the museum, follow a self guided tour, or wander the streets peeking in the windows of homes, stores, saloons, barberships and a church for a glimpse into life of a bygone era.

Fort Ross State Historic Park
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Historic Site in Jenner, CA USA

California State Historic Park showcasing a historic Russian Fort Ross, one of the main tourist attractions between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, is a California State Historic Park showcasing a historic Russian-era fort compound that has been designated National Historic Landmark status?.

Original Farmers Market
Original Farmers Market
Historic Site in Los Angeles, CA USA

Tourist destination containing shopping, dining and services Established in 1934, when a dozen local farmers parked their trucks on an open field (once a dairy farm) to sell fresh produce to local residents, the Market has remained true to its roots ever since.

Petaluma Adobe
Petaluma Adobe
Historic Site in Petaluma, CA USA

Step into old California with a visit to the headquarters of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo's vast cattle rancho dating from 1836-1846. Open Tues., Wed., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. û 5 p.m.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Historic Site in Fish Camp, CA USA

Scenic steam train excursions near Yosemite National Park History is relived at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Antique Shay steam logging locomotives power trains that take visitors back in time to the gold rush days when railroads help build America.

Cattaneo Bros. Beef Jerky & Sausage
Cattaneo Bros. Beef Jerky & Sausage
Historic Site in San Luis Obispo, CA USA

Beef Jerky, Turkey Jerky, European Style Sausages, and more! In 1947, William Cattaneo Sr., started a beef jerky making business with just $200 and a recipe in mind. He had perfected his ingredients during the 1940’s in the basement of a small butcher shop in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Kearney Mansion
Kearney Mansion things to do on a rainy day in Fresno, CA
Historic Site in Fresno, CA USA


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