Firehouse No. 1 Museum

Firehouse No. 1 is perhaps the most-photographed building in Nevada City. It was built in 1861 to house Nevada Hose Company No. 1 and has been a museum since 1947. The museum, operated by the Nevada County Historical Society, offers a limited look at mining and more extensive relics of the Donner Party, Nisenan and Maidu Indians, pioneer clothing and furnishings, and a complete altar from a Chinese Joss House (temple) that was at one time located in Grass Valley’s Chinatown.


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214 Main St, Nevada City, CA 95959

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Monday CLOSED Tuesday - Sunday 12PM - 4PM Saturday 1PM - 3PM



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Firehouse No. 1 Museum