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Stages On Exhibit

SEE THE ORIGINAL STAGES that traveled the dusty roads of
California and made history.  Find them at these museums and
California State Parks:


Autry National Center of the American West
Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, Calif.  (323) 667-2000
View one of the rare, original California Stage Co. stagecoaches
manufactured by Abbott and Downing Company in the 1850s.
http://www.autrynationalcenter.org


Banning Residence Museum
401 East Main Street
Wilmington, Calif. (310) 548-7777
See the stately Greek Revival home of Phineas Banning,
a famous California whip and stage line operator
and view an Express Wagon and other vehicles on exhibit. 
www.banningmuseum.org
Banning Residence Museum


Bernhard Museum Complex, Placer County Museums

291 Auburn-Folsom Road
Auburn, Calif. (530) 889-6500
The Colfax & Iowa Hill Stage No. 2 is located in the
carriage barn at the Bernhard Museum Complex.
It is owned by the Native Sons of the Golden West.
http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/LocalMuseums/bernhard.aspx
Bernhard Museum Complex


Carriage & Western Art Museum, Pershing Park
129 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, Calif. (805) 962-2353 
Original stages are on exhibit in the museum. 
http://www.carriagemuseum.org/index.htm
Carriage and Western Art Museum


Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

at the Gold Discovery Museum in Coloma 
Highway 49 between Placerville and Auburn.
Auburn, Calif. (530) 295-2173 
See a rare early, conserved—but not restored—L. Downing & Sons stagecoach,
 built between 1847-1850 and on display in the park museum.
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=484
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP


Mendocino County Museum

400 E. Commercial Street
 Mendocino, Calif. (707) 459-2736 
The Cloverdale and Greenwood Stage is displayed
along with other horse-drawn vehicles.
www.co.mendocino.ca.us/museum/stage.html
Mendocino County Museum


Museum of San Diego History
San Diego Historical Society
1649 El Prado, Suite #3
San Diego, Calif. (619) 232- 6203 
Concord Coach No. 158 carried passengers and mail between
San Diego, El Cajon, Lakeside and Julian between 1886 and 1910. 
http://www.sandiegohistory.org/curatorial/transport/transport.htm
San Diego Historical Society

Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Old Sacramento, Calif. (916) 445-7387 
A restored Concord stagecoach c.1891, People’s Line Grass Valley & Nevada,
is displayed in the B.F. Hastings Building at 2nd & J Streets.
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=497
Wells Fargo in Old Sacramento


Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street
San Diego, Calif. (619) 688-3398
Visit the Seeley Stable Museum to see a Celerity Wagon and a Mud Wagon on exhibit. 
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=663
Seeley Stable Museum

The Wells Fargo History Museum in the
Colorado House on the Plaza displays a Concord Coach.
http://www.wellsfargohistory.com/museums/museums_sd.htm
Wells Fargo Stagecoach, Old Town San Diego SHP


Paso Robles Pioneer Museum
2010 Riverside Avenue
Paso Robles, Calif.  (805) 239-4556 
Visit the museum to see some of the early
transportation vehicles used in California. 
http://www.pasoroblespioneermuseum.org/tourmain.htm
Paso Robles


Pioneer Yosemite History Center

Yosemite National Park
Mariposa, Calif. (209) 372-0200 
Displayed are an 11-passenger mud wagon built by
McDonald of Merced, California and used by Stoddard Stage Lines
and a mud wagon built by Henderson of Stockton, California
and used by Yosemite Stage & Turnpike Co.
www.yosemite.ca.us/pioneer-yosemite-history-center/wagons.html
Pioneer Yosemite History Center

Placer County Museum
Courthouse,101 Maple Street
Auburn, Calif. (530) 889-6500 
The Colfax, Yankee Jim & Forest Hill Stage No. 1 is on
exhibit on the first floor of the historic Courthouse. 
http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/LocalMuseums/courthouse.aspx
Placer County Museum


San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

Second Street, between Washington and Mariposa Streets
San Juan Bautista, Calif. (831)-623-4526 
Visit the Plaza Stable to see the New Idria Stage is on exhibit. 
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=563
San Juan Bautista SHP


Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House

3596 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, Calif. (805) 688-7889
The Parks-Janeway Carriage House houses an outstanding
collection of more than 36 horse-drawn vehicles,
among them several fine stagecoaches. 
http://www.santaynezmuseum.org/
Santa Ynez


The Sharpsteen Museum

1311 Washington Street
Calistoga, Calif.  (707) 942 5911
A restored Mud Wagon is displayed in a
diorama in the museum. 
www.sharpsteen-museum.org
Sharpsteen Stage


Shasta State Historic Park

Highway 299, 3 miles west of Redding
Redding, Calif.  (530) 225-2065
The North Trinity Stage Mud Wagon built by
Henderson of Stockton, California
is on exhibit in the park’s historic Pioneer Barn. 
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=456
Shasta State Historic Park


South Yuba River State Historic Park

17660 Pleasant Valley Road
Penn Valley (530) 432-2546
See the longest, single-span covered bridge in the world
built for freight and stage traffic,
along with an early express wagon on display in the nearby barn.
 http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=496


Wells Fargo History Museum
333 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, Calif. (213) 253-7166
www.wellsfargohistory.com
Wells Fargo Museum Los Angeles


Wells Fargo History Museum

400 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Calif. (916) 440-4161
www.wellsfargohistory.com
Wells Fargo History Museum, Sacramento