Jim Beckwourth Museum
Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. Although there were people of many races and nationalities on the frontier, Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico.
The Jim Beckwourth Museum is a well preserved 1850`s log cabin, believed to be the third such cabin built by Jim Beckwourth as a trading post and `hotel` in the Sierra Valley. The cabin is constructed of `V` notched logs of the type used in the area where Beckwourth grew up.
Location: 1820 Rocky Point Road, Portola, CA. East of Portola off Hwy 70
Open: Weekends from 1-4 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day; other times by appointment.