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Downtown open 7 days a week 10am – 4pm
Red Barn Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
30 N. Main Street
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-1058 Phone

Historical MuseumThe Calaveras County Historical Society manages two Museums.

The downtown Museum features the restored courthouse, a hall of records with more to see in the Odd Fellow’s Hall and restored parts of what was once the county jail. There is also a display of the Double Springs Courthouse and Post Office. The Double Springs Courthouse was the first courthouse in Calaveras County, established in 1850.  Double Springs served as the county seat for fourteen months before the county seat was moved to Jackson, Mokelumne Hill and finally to San Andreas.

The Red Barn Museum has actual mining carts, farm wagons, and other donated objects that make up the elaborate displays about mining, logging, and ranching life in the area. The lifestyle of each occupation is told through the objects that people once used to homestead and work the land. There are large scale installations, as well as interactive and educational displays. 

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