Donner Memorial State Museum

The Donner Party Memorial by Noah_Lovebear / CC BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Native artifacts in Donner Museum. Photo by Ken Lund / CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr
Donner Memorial by Ken Lund / CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr

Explore Truckee's history with artifacts and interpretive exhibits. Learn about the Washoe people, the emigrant migration - including the experiences of the ill-fated Donner Party, the railroad's journey over the Sierra crest, the Chinese rail workers that were instrumental in its construction, and the early motorway of US-40 Lincoln Highway.