Maidu Museum & Historical Site

Museum in Nevada County & Northern Gold Country

This museum of tribal history is built on the edge of an ancient Maidu village, where families thrived for over 3000 years. Exhibits of beautiful handicrafts and artifacts offer a modicum of solace after taking in the history of the Nome Cult Trail, a 100-mile forced march that killed half the tribe. Outside, there is a mile-long, wheelchair accessible trail under scenic oaks past sandstone boulders carved with petroglyphs and mortar holes.