History is Alive in Coloma, CA

Last Updated 6/27/2023

Living History

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park comes alive on the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience what life was like during the California Gold Rush during Living History Day activities.


Living history activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the picnic area behind the museum.

  • Learn what it was like to be a miner in Coloma and what tools were used to find gold.

  • Visit with the carpenter as he makes items to use in the mines.

  • Visit with our rope maker and make your own rope.

  • Learn about the people who were involved in the gold discovery at the millworkers’ cabin

  • Don’t forget to stop by the blacksmith shop.

Living History Day takes place every second Saturday, pending weather and air quality conditions. For more information, call (530) 622-3470. Parking $10.00 per car

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