San Bernardino County
Big Bear City

Big Bear Historical Museum
Holcomb Valley Landmark
Serenity Place Gallery
Serrano Indian Ceremonial Site

Big Bear City Events
Big Bear Air Fair
Big Bear City Renaissance Faire

Area Attractionss
Aerial Photo - Big Bear Story
Best Western Big Bear Lake Chateau
Big Bear Discovery Center

Big Bear Dam

Big Bear Historical Museum
Big Bear Farmers Mkt
Hummer, Trolley, Carriage Rides
Lake Activities
Moonridge Animal Park - Zoo
Serenity Place Gallery
Serrano Indian Ceremonial Site
Wedding elopement Stargazers Inn



Big Bear Historical Museum


Photo ©  Debbie Stock
Photo ©  Debbie Stock



    The Big Bear Historical Museum, is one of the region's great gems. In the few years we had not seen the museum, we were delighted to he how its collection of antiques and artifacts has grown. There is now a smith shop and lots of buildings filled with furniture, photos and wonderful docents who describe life in earlier days.  What is unique about this museum is the mountain items such as some of the first skis and sleds to the region.  California Museums


    It's also enjoyable to look at old photographs of men and women dressed in their finest winter clothing out on the lake, wearing the ice skates circa the early 1900s.  From books to photographs, household items to a featured exhibit of one of Big Bear's painters, the museum is a treasure to stop and enjoy on your next summer or fall visit.


    Many books have been written about the gold rush that occurred in the Big Bear Valley that you can purchase at the museum's book store. The Big Bear Historical Museum provides information about the San Bernardino Mountain community & Holcomb's Valley. Books by local authors are featured.

    Located in Big Bear City at the eastern end of Big Bear Airport on Greenway Drive, it is framed by the hills of Gold Mountain, where the gold rush started in the mid-19th century. Big Bear Historical Museum (909) 585-8100. Museum open: Weekends May-Oct.