Church, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Bangor Church is located in the beautiful foothills of Butte County, southeast of Oroville. Bangor is a Gold Rush era town, which at one point had a population of 30,000. The Bangor Church is the oldest original church in Butte County, built in 1882. Today it is used as a museum celebrating the history of the local area. It also may be rented for weddings. For more information contact Eric or Jennifer Anderson at (530)679-0775.
Culture, History, Historic House
General Banning wanted his family to live in gracious American comfort, so he built his house in the fashion of the fine Greek Revival houses which he had seen back in Delaware. He insured that the house was grand and comfortable inside and out by filling it with elegant "Victorian" furnishings like the ones which fill the rooms today.
Children's, General, History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
At the Bay Area Discovery Museum, play cultivates creativity. The construction cones in Lookout Cove turn out to make perfect wizard hats. And who would have predicted that children would use the hidden reaches of the willow-maze as a garage for the gravel-pit dump trucks, or that they would ride those trucks down the incline of the Golden Gate Bridge? At the Museum, it is not unusual to see children playing within an exhibition in ways never imagined by the exhibit designers.
General, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
The Bay Model and the Bay Model Visitor Center is a research and education facility built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Inside is one of the most fascinating scientific tools you'll ever see: a working hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta Systems; simulate tide, currents, sediment movement. Used by scientists and engineers.
The primary function of the society is the preservation and restoration of historic landmarks and surrounding space with emphasis on cultural and natural history
Culture, History, Historic House, Park
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is the site of California’s third seat of government (1853-54). It is the only pre-Sacramento Capitol that survives. The original building has been restored with reconstructed period furnishings and exhibits. The interior includes a board-for-board reconstruction of the building’s original floor with ponderosa pine.
Benicia Historical Museum in Benicia, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
All of the buildings on the complex are built of native California sandstone quarried right off the site. Their massive, austere style set a precedent at the Arsenal that was followed for most of the buildings constructed in the 1850's. The Arsenal is one of only three locations where native California sandstone was used for US military installations. The other two are Ft. Sill in Oklahoma and Ft. Tejon near Gorman, CA.
History, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Tours start at 10:00 am and end around 12:00 noon. Sometimes they are slightly longer, so extra time should be allowed in case the walk meets an informative passerby or dwells at an interesting site. Tours are limited to 30 paying participants unless noted otherwise. Pre-paid reservations are required and tickets are not refundable. Tours are conducted in rain, shine or Berkeley fog and are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Park, Science
Set on 2.3 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Bernhard Museum Complex includes the Bernhard residence, wine storage building, wine processing building, and a barn. Today, the residence is a Victorian era house museum, but there remain faint whispers from the structure’s Travelers Rest days.
History, Historic House, Park
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park showcases the life and home of CA pioneer, farmer and statesman, John Bidwell. The park includes his restored and fully-furnished 26-room Victorian mansion, as well as a modern Visitor Center which houses an Exhibit Hall and a Museum Store.
Big Bear City, California
Big Bear Valley Historical Museum in Big Bear City, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
General, History, Historic House, Science
Over the last 20 years, the Old Sacramento Historic District has grown and matured into a well-recognized town within a city. Highly visible within the district are the cluster of reconstructed and restored buildings that comprise the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Built in 1914 for George Stone Bloss, Jr. and his wife Christine it was designed by the architect William Bedesen. Built at the cost of $11,954, the house is 4080 square feet, including the enclosed porches. The architectural design of the house reflects the background of the Connecticut born family, with the construction materials that were used being common to California.
historically accurate mill, uses machinery from 1852 to 1940. Victorian mill
Culture, General, History, Historic House
The Boarding House was built in 1909 to board the workers of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The shipping warehouse is located across the River Road. The Boarding house was later purchased by the Kuramoto family, who operated the Boarding House from 1920 to 1942. The Kuramoto family was interned during WWII and did not return to resume operation of the Boarding House after the War. In 2008 it became the Locke Boarding House, a unit of the State Park System.
Bockius Orr House in Watsonville, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
General, History, Historic House, Specialized
The Bolt's Antique Tool Museum celebrates the tools that built our world. It is the largest known documented collection of hand tools. It began in 1957 when Carl “Bud” Bolt was a representative of Snap-On Tools. He needed some old tools to show how his new tools were superior to the old ones. Thus began Bud’s life-long fascination with old tools. Although he vowed to stop collecting when he reached 1,000 pieces, the collection now numbers over 8,400 pieces.
Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
The museum continues to educate its visitors about the history of the Sweetwater Valley by changing exhibits and events. The society maintains a permanent collection which is also on view.