Info & History in Sonora
SONORA CITY HALL
The city hall was first built in the 1870s as a fire house. (A replica of what it looked like is across the street.) It was then expanded to include city government. The walls inside the present City Hall have many historic photographs.
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat-Sun closed.
ALBERT FRANCISCO BUILDING
County of Tuolumne office building named for the founder of the Sonora Union Democrat newspaper, who wrote editorials favoring secessionism in the 1850s. There is a small museum open weekdays during restricted hours.
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, Sat-Sun closed.
TUOLUMNE COUNTY MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER
Museum has many artifacts & photographs concerning the Gold Rush, quartz mining, the emigration west, and life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The museum is housed in the old stone jail, circa 1857.
HOURS: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3:30pm, Sun closed. Closed some holidays. History Research Center hours Tues & Thurs 9am-noon.