Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville

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The Maidu Museum & Historic Site is an interpretive center museum dedicated to public education about the Maidu peoples.

The museum sits at an ancient site where Nisenan Maidu families lived for 3,000 years. Hundreds of bedrock mortar holes, petroglyphs on sandstone boulders, rock art, and a vast midden area are evidence of thousands of years of residence. The site has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973.

The site is unique in the presentation of Maidu life. The museum offers interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, and special events.

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  • We came here on the first Saturday in February when over 20 Museums in the area have free admission. We had never heard of this place but were brought to Roseville for a morning event. After lunch we....  more »
  • This museum is well laid out with indoor and outdoor displays showing the life and times of the Maidu Indians. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. I would ecommend to anyone interested in the...  more »
  • Only $5 for adult admission. We Took the tour it had lots of additional informational. Would recommend doing. 5 stars.
  • Good place to get know about native Indian history. My kid enjoyed this visit.

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