Plumas County Museums

Discover Plumas County History

Quincy MuseumDiscover how people have lived, worked and played in the small communities of Plumas County. Explore 10 museums within a 50-mile radius of Quincy.

You’ll learn stories of Native American Maidu, gold seeking miners, Chinese immigrants, timber falling lumberjacks, pioneer families, cowboys and railroad gandydancers.

Tour a gold-rush site, a working railroad yard, authentic Victorian and log cabin homes and shops, a sawmill replica, an impressive gem and mineral display and much more.

Plumas County Museum Quincy & The Plumas County Museum Association

This is one of the most comprehensive and well-presented museums in rural California. Displays depicting home life, various professions, sports, children and the settlement of Plumas County are found in the museum.

Quincy Museum

These are complimented by the Industrial History Wing, featuring agriculture, gold mining, logging and railroad history. In accordance with the “living museum” philosophy, most exhibits are changed periodically. A hands-on engaging artifact question-and-answer panel is a must for kids.

One of the world’s finest Maidu basket collections, housed here, is testimony to their craftsmanship. Outdoors is a blacksmith shop and gold miner’s cabin, along with mining and logging equipment and agricultural implements.

The Plumas County Museum gets funding from both Plumas County government and the Plumas County Museum Association (a nonprofit association, which runs the bookstore, museum projects, etc.). The Quincy Museum is located at 500 Jackson Street, behind the Courthouse. Call 530.283.6320 for hours. Visit to learn more about the Plumas County Museum Association.

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