Emigrant Trail Museum

12593 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161

(530) 582-7892 Local

The Emigrant Trail Museum helps capture a time when pioneering was rough and survival hard.  The museum depicts the history of the area and the people who came into this part of the Sierra, including local Native Americans, the Donner Party, and builders of the transcontinental railroad. Near the museum is the Pioneer Monument depicting the depth of snowfall that year and the Donner Party’s Murphy family cabin site. Also starting at the museum is a self-guiding nature trail which is a one half mile loop. Nature trail guides are available at the museum and campground entrance station. Staff-led hikes, special feature shows, and campfires start in late June.

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