Yosemite History & Museums: Sierra Mono Indian Museum, North Fork California

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Sierra Mono Indian Museum

The Sierra Mono Indian Museum has made a legend of the Mono Native Indians, with insights into their culture, heritage and way of life through live demonstrations and historical artifacts. Read More

  • Visit the Sierra Mono Indian Museum for insights into the Indian culture, heritage and way of life
  • Open all year Tuesday through Saturday; 10 am to 3 pm
  • $7 suggested donation for admission
  • Browse the gift shop for unique handcrafted items
  • Tour the museum and learn some tribal legends

Overview

The California Sierra Mono Museum, in North Fork, is a historic tourist attraction presenting the history of Native Americans from the region. Offering an inside look into their tribal heritage, the museum houses many permanent exhibits and collections that are not only from its indigenous peoples, but from as far away as Asia.

Location/Directions

To reach the Sierra Mono Museum from Yosemite, take Highway 41 south from Wawona 11.6 miles to Bass Lake Road (Road 274), turning left. Follow Road 274 to the end. The museum is across from the first stop sign at the start of the Sierra Scenic Byway. The trip from Wawona takes about 48 minutes.

Contact information: 559-877-2115

Hours/Seasons

The Sierra Mono Museum California is open all year, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3:00 pm.

Fees

The suggested donation for admission is $7.

More Info

Sierra Mono Museum in California has been open to the public since 1971, and has continued to accumulate collections of import concerning tribal history, including baskets, beadworks, historical photos, taxidermy animals, ceremonial implements and various tools and weapons.

The building includes a gift shop with handcrafted items available for the public. Tours are available which even include tribal songs, stories and legends. Events allow visitors to interact with tribal members so they can enjoy a taste of the culture.

Visit their website for more information.

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The Sierra Mono Museum is dedicate to preserving tribal history.