Now Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Regular hours are Friday 11-4 and Saturday & Sunday 10:30-4:30

Lake Arrowhead Tunnel Tours

Open to current Rim of the World Historical Members only

Annual Family Membership available for $35 per year
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Tour cost $35 per member

This fascinating tour, which can include being in ankle-deep water as well as having rocks and debris to climb over, will be given on various dates throughout the summer.

July 8, 2023 & July 22, 2023, – July tickets go on sale June 1st.
August 5, 2023 & August 19, 2023, August tickets go on sale July 1st.
September 2nd, September 23rd & September 30th, September tickets go on sale August 1st.
Lake Arrowhead Tunnel Tours – 2023

June 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Antique Wooden Boat Show in beautiful Lake Arrowhead, Saturday, In addition to the antique wooden boats, the Up the Hill Woodie Car Club will once again take over the Lake Arrowhead Village with classic woodie cars. $5.00 per person fee for viewing the classic boats up close on the docks. Lake Arrowhead Village, 28200 CA-189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352.


Sunday, July 2, Ice Cream Social Mountain History Museum, Noon – 3:00 p.m. FREE to all

July 15 & August 19 – Celebrity Cruise includes a talk conducted by Rim of the World Historical Society Narrators. Champagne Reception dockside before the cruise at 5:15 p.m. Dockside Champagne Reception, 6:00 p.m. Narrated Cruise $35.00 per person, must have advanced tickets: https://mtnmuseum.org/product/queen-tour-2023/

Sunday, August 6, Smokey Bear Birthday Party, Mountain History Museum, Smokey onsite, Noon – 2 p.m. FREE to all

Sat.-Sun., Oct 21 & 22, Halloween Event FREE to all

Fri.– Sun., November 24-26, Thanksgiving Weekend Opening FREE to all, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sun. December 3, Holiday Open House, FREE to all, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Private Events

Keep the museum in mind for your event. We welcome group meetings, receptions or other gatherings when the museum is not open to the public.

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer a little or a lot of your time and talents, please consider joining our friendly group.

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Our Vision Our Mission

The mission of the Rim of the World Historical Society is to promote, collect, and preserve a broad knowledge of mountain history essential to a basic quality of life in an increasingly diverse society.

The vision of the Rim of the World Historical Society is to provide a permanent repository, a museum, in order to foster the education and appreciation of history in our mountain communities, and to enhance public perception of the history and culture of the San Bernardino Mountains for the enjoyment of residents today and for future generations.

The Mountain History Museum opened June 2010 in a restored county fire house in Lake Arrowhead. Under the direction of the Rim of the World Historical Society, the museum is open on weekends June through October annually. Serving multiple communities in the western San Bernardino Mountains, the exhibits and education programs keep alive the local history for residents and visitors to the scenic area.

Rim of the World Historical Society 2011 President Ron Doutt thanks NSGW Grand President David Allen after the dedication ceremony.

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