• Living History Days
    2nd Saturday of each month

    Join us at the Living History Days at Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.

    Our Living History Program is held once a month, occurring on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This hands -on history day features many historical interpreters who come out to demonstrate different aspects of pioneer life during the Gold Rush. Visitors can experience candle dipping, meet the Mountain Men, chat with ladies doing their sewing or spinning, make some rope, help the carpenters saw a log, and ask the cooks “What’s fer lunch”.

    For more information about this event please contact Marshall Gold Discovery State Park at 530-622-3470.

    peeling apples at the Gold Rush Live tent city
  • Gold Discovery Day
    January 21, 2017

    January 24th marks the anniversary of James Marshall’s momentous discovery of gold in the tail race of Sutter’s Mill. This event is commemorated every year with living history, interactive period trade demonstrations, music and a Gold Rush Symposium featuring noted authors and scholars on gold rush history. Time: 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.
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  • Coloma Gold Rush Live
    October 12-15, 2017

    Come visit a living history encampment of the Gold Rush era. Pan for gold, listen to music of the miners, and hear the re-enactors tell stories of the days of old. Call the museum at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park for more. (530) 622-3470
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    docents showing children how to run sluice box