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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

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Address: 310 Black Street, Coloma, CA 95613
Phone Number: +1 530-622-3470
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is a state park of California,...

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is a state park of California, United States, marking the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in 1848, sparking the California Gold Rush.

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Discovering gold anew

Historic gem. Nice small museum. Lots of interpretive information, signs and open areas to run with kids. Many old buildings, implements etc. walking through the park was like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Nzack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Historic gem. Nice small museum. Lots of interpretive information, signs and open areas to run with kids. Many old buildings, implements etc. walking through the park was like walking through history.. Very family friendly.

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Port Hueneme, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A bit of a windy drive to get here but worth it. Restored site of the first Gold discovery in California. You can see the actual site where Marshall found the gold that started the rush to California. Good place for a walking tour of the old town with some buildings still standing. One note - bring a picnic lunch.... More 

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Pearl City, HI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited last week Saturday which was "living gold rush day" where folks dressed in period outfits and talked to us about how things were during the gold rush. Kids played with toys of the era, made candles the old fashioned way, and was able to listen to stories of the gold rush and how it started in California. We... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I recently visited the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and enjoyed the experience very much. It includes the historic site of Sutter's Mill as well as some original and restored buildings from the gold rush period. The park museum has a number of educational films and the one we saw provided a very good historical overview... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you're in the area, a visit to this historic state park is a must! Be sure to spend the $3 to take a walking guided hour tour. Our guide, Norm, was excellent. The day we were there was a beautiful sunny fall day and the weather to be outside was perfect. After the tour, if you want to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited the weekend of Gold Rush Days, much to our surprise - what a great experience. Between all of the "period" people and activities they had going on, we learned so much about California's history. We talked to a "midwife"; watched the blacksmith, took part in a funeral procession (died of cholera), learned how to transform yarn to wool,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed this state park filled with history about the discovery of gold in California. The museum is interesting and talks about the building of Sutter's Mill and the discovery of gold bringing 90,000 people to the area to seek gold in 1848 and leading to California's statehood. Well worth the trip and located on the American River.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time well worth a visit. We even panned for gold. There is a museum as well. The staff were nice and friendly.

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Start first with the Marshalls site up the road. Parh at the small catholic church and check out the cemeterie all free move backto the mill. Spend the afternoon checking out the place. End up in the museum. Pack a lunch and top it off with gelotto served on site. Dont forget to gold pan on the other side of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We live local but have visited this state park and number of times. You must take the gold panning lesson if offered, it is worth the seven dollars.

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