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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

310 Black Street, Coloma, CA 95613
+1 530-622-3470
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Good visit

The visitor centre was a good place to learn about the discovery that started the Gold Rush. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ER2013family
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Calgary
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Great place to visit

We decided to stop here on our trip between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. We were so glad we stopped... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wildcatsfan86
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Auburn, NH
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold rush” (46 reviews)
“pan for gold” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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310 Black Street, Coloma, CA 95613
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+1 530-622-3470

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor centre was a good place to learn about the discovery that started the Gold Rush. We also enjoyed the gold panning lesson for beginners across the road fr the visitor centre. Great gift store with reasonable prices.

Thank ER2013family
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop here on our trip between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. We were so glad we stopped. Very well done park. The little museum in the visitor center and all of the signage throughout are very informative. It was really amazing to see...More

Thank wildcatsfan86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful museum, well staffed and free parking. Easy walk to the blacksmith place where the two fellows working were willing to explain to our grandsons how they made various items out of wrought iron and the history of the place. Then we went to see...More

Thank Trup
MarshallGoldDiscover, Media Specialist at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Marshall Gold Discovery SHP. The Blacksmiths are a wonderful group of volunteers who work hard to tell the story of the Gold Rush while sharing the art of their craft.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Marshall Gold Discovery Park while vacationing in the Sacramento area. It was great! You have the option of walking around the park on your own or doing a tour. Do the tour! The tour was wonderful and our guide was...More

Thank JenAHarris
MarshallGoldDiscover, Media Specialist at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that you enjoyed learning about that California Gold Rush that right here in Coloma.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful park along the American River. The river is used by kayaks, rafters and tubers. There are camping facilities, and an old gold mine town with a museum and the kids can pan for gold!

Thank wizette
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I live 2 miles from Coloma . This area is a magical place to live. Just an untouched surroundings. When we have our" out of town company" visit, this is where we bring them. The town is set in a way that the old miners...More

Thank Michele B
MarshallGoldDiscover, Media Specialist at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear that even as a local you enjoy Marshall Gold Discovery SHP. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We live nearby and enjoy the walk through Marshall Gold Park. Great historic info and scenery. We love there most recent updates and love their red bows at Christmas.

Thank eryn d
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

It is right next to the river so it is a great place to go for a hike or a walk and jump in the river when you get hot. There are also plenty of places to visit but you need to come on a...More

Thank Juli K
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

When gold was discovered in 1848, hardly anyone was around. I mean anywhere near the famous spot. But the call "Gold! I found gold!!" sparked a migration west and across the seas like no other in history, and this spot ultimately changed the course and...More

Thank 415Mark650
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here early in the morning. While some things weren't open it was cool and quiet. Our grandchildren loved to museum and cabins. Great place for all ages.

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GaylaOlson
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Response from MarshallGoldDiscover | Property representative |
We used to be able to run the Mill daily on our tours (offered at 11am and 1pm). However the recent flooding from both January 2017 and February 2017 caused the water from the South Fork of the American River to spill over... More
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