Big Bear Valley Historical Museum
Enjoy live blacksmith demonstrations, over 1 million artifacts, and nine restored buildings on 2 fun-filled acres. Kids gold pan for free (accompanied by a paying adult). Use our sluice and gold pans to find nice pieces of pyrite. Take home what you find and remember an important piece of California’s history.
The Big Bear Valley Historical Society is an organization of people dedicated to preserving the rich history of the area and promoting an appreciation of its colorful and diverse heritage.