California Museums


Roseville Telephone Museum by SureWest

Roseville Telephone Museum
106 Vernon Street
Roseville, California - 95678-2631
(916) 786-1621
open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon-Fri, call first
admission is free

Roseville, California is home to not one but two fantastic museums. In addition to the Maidu Museum, one of our favorite Sacramento area museums is the Roseville Telephone Museum.

From the extensive collection of colored glass insulators such as the Brookfields dating from 1868 to 1922, to an amazing collection of telephones, the red brick museum owned by SureWest phone company includes several rooms filled with telephone equipment, photos and history.

Things to see:

  • People love the touch tone collector phones series that includes touchtone phones such as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Spiderman, Superman, Garfield the Cat, Cabbage Patch Doll, Barbie, Kermit the Frog, Snoopy, Super Mario, Darth Vader, Elvis and more.
  • Drills, tools, brackets, cable feeders, pole climbing equipment
  • Payphone booth
  • Wall mural of telephone pole on road

Did you know?

California Landmark NO. 247 commemorates "THE WORLD'S FIRST LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE LINE". The first long-distance telephone in the world, built in 1877 by the Ridge Telephone Company, connected French Corral with French Lake, 58 miles away. It was operated by the Milton Mining

Company from a building on this site that had been erected about 1853.
Location: On Pleasant Valley Rd, in center of community of French Corral in Nevada County.

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