About the Museum

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Rand Desert Museum

Rand Desert Museum in the 1940s

The Rand Desert Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the cultural and architectural history of the Rand Mining District and adjacent historic sites in the Upper Mojave Desert Region of California.  Information about the communities of Randsburg, Johannesburg, Red Mountain (Osdick), Atolia, Garlock, Saltdale, and Cantil may be found at the museum.  In addition we have information and displays about Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel and other mines in the area.

The Rand Desert Museum is open each weedkend from 11:00 a.m to 4:oo p.m.  We are open holidays except for Christmas and New Years.  We will also open by special appointment. Please call Brook Parcher at  (760) 382-9463 to make an appointment. Call Us Today!  We look forward to seeing you.  There is no charge to visit the museum or the jail which is also ran by the museum. Donations are welcome.


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