Visit Lake County's past

Discover the history of Lake County and all its wonders.

Historical Attractions in Lake County

Lake County boasts a rich history, evident in its numerous historical sites. From the Anderson Marsh Archeological District, showcasing settlements dating back 10,000 years, to the Stone House Museum, the oldest building in the county constructed in 1853, these landmarks offer a glimpse into the region's past. Whether you're interested in Native American settlements, early ranching life, or the area's prominent wine industry, Lake County's historical sites have something to offer every visitor.

Lake County Wineries

Lake County boasts world-class properties that grow, harvest and bottle their wines. Celebrating the soils, climates and vines of California's High Valley Appellation. Serenity and Eruption blends, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, & Sauvignon Blanc. Open for tours and tastings.

Brassfield Estate Winery

The Mercantile Shannon Family of Wines

Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill

Six Sigma

A tractor pulling people on a trailer at a historical site

Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum

The Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum preserves Lake County's rich history. Visitors can explore a restored stagecoach stop, learn about agricultural heritage, and attend special events like the Fiddlers Jam.

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A historical museum stone house

The Stone House Museum

The Stone House Museum is the oldest building in Lake County. Stone House was built in 1853 to replace the crude log cabin headquarters of the 21,200-acre Guenoc land grant

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An historic Courthouse Museum

Historic Courthouse Museum

Housing one of the world's largest collections of Eastern Pomo basketry, the Historic Courthouse Museum in Lakeport delves into Lake County's past. This museum, housed in a beautifully preserved 1870 courthouse, explores the region's history, from Native American life to the pioneer era.

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A historic house at Anderson Marsh State Park

Anderson Marsh

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is the second of the state parks in Lake County. This park preserves a historic ranching property from the 1800s.

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