Sequoia Cultural Attractions
From the Mono to Muir
Tip: visit Hospital Rock at the south end of Sequoia for a look at Native American pictographs and mortar holes!
Steeped in a rich and varied culture, Sequoia is a living history lesson with chapters covering the Western Mono native American people, westward expansion, and the birth of the national park movement. Park visitors will find its museums filled with more than 500,000 culturally significant objects.
Native American culture and national park history are constant themes. From the Mono to John Muir, Sequoia served as a special place and source of inspiration. By the end of the 19th century, two national parks were born that became what we know today as Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Today the parks together protect 265 Native American archeological sites and 69 historic sites, many of which are open to the Parks' visitors and are popular Kings Canyon and Sequoia attractions.