• Gold Discovery Day — January 21, 2017

    January 21, 2017 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.; 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. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.

    Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

  • Coloma Gold Rush Live — October 12 - 15, 2017

    tent city at Coloma Gold Rush Live

    Coloma Gold Rush Live October 12-15, 2017.

    If you live in the Gold Country, you’ve probably heard about or attended Coloma Gold Rush Live! This event is one of Marshall Gold’s biggest special events which is a reenactment of an 1850’s gold mining encampment. Visitors will step back in time to a vibrant and bustling tent town rubbing elbows with miners, gamblers, a doctor, a pharmacist, pioneer cooks, musicians, visit a post office as well as a bakery and candy shop. Activities include kids games, tin punching, candle dipping, rope making and more. There is a portrait studio for old time photos, wagon rides, and a saloon where you can grab some spirits or a sarsaparilla…. and so much more!

    Parking will be $8.00 per car and the event is free. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.

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  • Historic Holiday Houses — December 9 - 10, 2017

    Historic Holiday Houses will be held on Saturday & Sunday December 9th-10th, 2017 from 10am until 4pm. We invite the public to come out and see thirteen historic buildings in Coloma that will be open and decorated for Christmas. Each building will feature a period interpreter who will share the unique history of their building. We will have refreshments, wreath making, music, carolers, wagon rides, and Father Christmas will even be in town!

    Some of the buildings that will be open this year include the Coloma School House, Saint John’s Church, James Marshall’s Cabin, and the Wah Hop Store. Our Cooperating Association, the Gold Discovery Park Association, will be hosting a fundraising BBQ so enjoy lunch here at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park!

    Parking will be $8.00 per car and the event fee is $5.00 per person (age 5 and under free). For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.

    Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
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