Welcome to Merced County Courthouse Museum
Exhibit Opening: October 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. As the different Spanish-named towns and roads evoke, the Mexican American community has a long and rich presence in Merced County.”....read more
Exhibit Opening: June 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Merced County Courthouse Museum will open “Celebrating Merced’s 125th Anniversary” exhibit joint with Merced Union High School District,”....read more
Exhibit Opening: Thursday, May 1, 2014. Merced County Courthouse Museum will open a Smithsonian traveling exhibit entitled, “The Way We Worked,”....read more
Exhibit Opening: Thursday, March 6, 2014. This exhibit is based on Laura Cunningham’s book of the same title published by the Heyday Books....read more
Our museum houses 8500 square feet of exhibits, both permanent and rotating, which depict the history of Merced County as well as the settlers of the Great Central Valley. We are located in the county's three-story courthouse built in 1875, one of the oldest historical buildings in California. On the National Register of Historic Places, the architectural style of the building is Italianate, designed by State Capital Architect, Albert A. Bennett. Our museum is staffed by volunteers who devote their time into preserving and passing on the history of this great land to generations to come.