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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

310 Black Street, Coloma, CA 95613
+1 530-622-3470
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Coloma Gold Rush Day

Came here during the Coloma Gold Rush weekend. Volunteers were dressed in period clothing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scarlett711
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Los Angeles, California
Worth the trip

Excellent site on the discovery of gold in California and the history of that era. We started at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kmc11_11
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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold rush” (51 reviews)
“blacksmith shop” (20 reviews)
“pan for gold” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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 1 week ago

Came here during the Coloma Gold Rush weekend. Volunteers were dressed in period clothing and talked about their life at that time. They showed candle-making, weaving, blacksmithing, gold panning, etc. Learned many interesting things such as: - People pay for a bath. It is most...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent site on the discovery of gold in California and the history of that era. We started at the Gold History Museum for a great introduction to the site and the gold rush. It's a nice walk around the park to visit the outdoor mining...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my granddaughter and we had a great day checking out everything the park had to offer. The day we went many, many school children on field trip. My grandaughter wanted to do gold panning but they were booked solid. Explained to the rangers that...More

1  Thank wendystevi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour. Beautiful area. Plenty to see. Nice demonstrations from the old days.Great food at cafe too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are near Placerville you must see whee it all started (the gold rush) . State of California has made an interesting historic park with some of the preserved buildings and really great signage and volunteers in costume. Disney land it's not but an...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We were actually looking for a nice place to hike and stumbled on the Monroe Trail and Monument hikes in Coloma. Little did we know in addition to some exercise that we would also have the benefit of learning about the start of the gold...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Took friends from Southern California there for a day trip. Went through the museum and then a walk through the park.

Thank Randy6272
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Indoor and outdoor exhibits, enough to spend a full day exploring! Little cafes to grab some food or a coffee, but also outdoor space to have a little picnic lunch. Great history and cool exhibits, and in the background, some breathtaking views. Welcoming for adults...More

1  Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We love Coloma and Marshall Gold State Park. The Poppy Pass works here for parking. Great history lessons key to California! Visitor center, old buildings, the famous mill, blacksmith shop - all well done. You can even try your hand at gold panning. The river...More

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. Prices are low and by the car load not individual. Well worth the cost of admission. Plan on visiting for a couple hours. We spent about four hours but it would have been longer had more of the out buildings...More

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GaylaOlson
22 March 2017|
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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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