Welcome to Julian
The mountain hamlet of Julian, with its three-block main street, is a favorite getaway for city folk who love its quaint 1870s streetscape, gold-mining lore and famous apple pies. Prospectors, including many Confederate veterans, arrived here after the Civil War, but the population did not explode until the discovery of flecks of gold in 1869. Today, apples are the new gold with thousands of trees in the orchards flanking Hwy 178 outside town. Make sure you taste a slice of delicious apple pie, sold at bakeries all over town.