The Julian Historical Society was incorporated in 1963, when local historians got together to preserve Julian’s past for future generations. Over the past 50 plus years much has been done toward their original goal. They began by purchasing the Washington mine. The Washington mine was the first hard rock mine to produce gold in Julian. The open air viewing museum constructed in the early 1960’s, where the founders built it, is at the mine site, along with tools and artifacts they collected to tell the story of mining in Julian. (Tour by appointment only.)
The Stageline Garage and Witch Creek Schoolhouse will be open the first weekend of each month (2018).