Fort Yuma Quechan was established in 1849 to protect the early settlers from the Indians. In 1884, the fort was deeded to the Quechan tribe. The Quechan tribe shared the Yuman language along with seven other Colorado River tribes.
The museum is housed in a small pink adobe. Fort Yuma Quechan Museum displays artifacts and photos of the tribe. It an interesting stop to learn more about the culture of the area.
There is a gift shop where visitors can purchase hand made crafts.
The Museum is open weekly from 8:00 to 5:00 and Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00. The charge for admission is $1.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information and directions, call 619-572-0661.