Considered to be one of the most unspoiled mining camps left along the entire Mother Lode, Coulterville is a designated State Historical Landmark with 40 historic buildings and sites remaining.
You'll find a fine museum on the edge of town, inside the remains of the Old Coulter Hotel. The Whistling Billy engine, which once pulled ore cars from the Mary Harrison Mines to the Mill, sits under the Hanging Tree just in front. Another main attraction is the historic Hotel Jeffery, fully operational with a lovely dining parlor and the original Magnolia Room saloon.
You can pick up a free walking map at almost any shop, and read the stories as you browse antiques or grab a bite to eat. Coulterville has become a favorite for many celebrations, music in the park, visits from auto clubs, motorcycle clubs and groups seeking the history of the mining days.
Located 31 miles form the Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite National Park, 6 miles from Stanislaus National Forest, and 5-15 minutes from three fantastic recreational lakes (Lake McClure, Lake Don Pedro, Lake McSwain).