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2116 Tavern Rd.
Alpine, CA 91901

Phone: (619) 659-8740
32.822305, -116.775968

Dog-Friendly: Outside, yes    Kid-Friendly: Yes

HOURS: Open 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm last weekend of each month


Make sure to check out our list of hidden gems in Alpine!

About the Alpine Historical Society

The Alpine Historical Society, located in the mountain community of Alpine, is dedicated to preserving the history of their community. The grounds consist of a Heritage Park for Alpine which includes three historic buildings: the Dr. Sophronia Nichols House, built in 1896; Dr. Nichols’ Carriage House and the Adam and Caroline Beaty House, built in 1899 with a park-like setting surrounding the buildings.

The mission of the Alpine Historical Society is to encourage the community in an effort to retain structures and sites of historical significance, conserve natural resources and parkland, make available the visible evidence of the history of their community and develop historical programs which emphasize the contributions of the various cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups that comprise the Alpine area.

Next, learn about the Alpine Mud Huts which were destroyed by the county

The John DeWitt Museum and Library is located in the Dr. Nichols House. The houses are open the last Saturday and Sunday of each month between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. Come visit us soon!”

Personal Experience: We found this spot by chance and unfortunately it wasn’t open when we came. There are two historical homes that you can view when it’s open though. Very cute. One day I’m sure we’ll return but in the meantime all you get are some photos from the outside!

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  • Janet Harris
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    Alpine History day is June 4th. You won’t want to miss this one.

    May 8, 2016

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    February 7, 2017

  • Anonymous
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    It’s a great little museum telling the story of Alpine, CA from 1850 to present day. Dr. Sophronia Nichols house, built in 1896, was home to Alpine’s first doctor. She held license #26 in the State of California. The Adam & Caroline Beaty house was built in 1899 by one of Alpine’s earliest settlers. A showpiece of the collection is the restored Doctor’s buggy made by Larkin & Sons in San Francisco in 1906.

    December 24, 2018

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