Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park


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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park


Location:On Highway 49 in Coloma, between Placerville and Auburn.
Facilities:Historic buildings, museum, exhibits, restrooms, picnic areas, hiking trails, nature trails (é).
Activities:Interpretive programs, living history demonstrations, guided tours, fishing, hiking, gold panning.
Special Features:Park encompasses most of the historic town of Coloma, where James Marshall's discovery of gold in 1848 was the start of the famous California Gold Rush. Historic buildings on exhibit include a full-sized replica of Sutter's sawmill.
Address:c/o Gold Fields District Office
7806 Folsom-Auburn Rd
Folsom, CA 95630

Phone:530-622-3470
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=484
Size: 513 acres.

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In Coloma: The painting and restoration of several buildings at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, where early members of the Church helped to discover gold and spark the Gold Rush.
This will take in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma and the restored mining town at Columbia State Historic Park.
The original mill washed away in the 1850s, but a replica sits next to the river, part of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma.
The Gold Rush Run, which includes a visit to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in addition to a whitewater trip on the South Fork of the American River, is offered daily and priced at $99 weekdays, $109 weekends.
The little village is now Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
I jumped back in the car and followed Highway 49 to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Visitors Center.
The visitor center at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is open from 10:30 to 4:30 daily except major holidays; park admission is $5 per car.
National Gold Panning Championships at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in the Sierra foothills town of Coloma, where gold was discovered in 1848.
From there, continue 4 miles north to James Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
El Dorado County: The annual Gold Discovery Day Celebration at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will be staged Jan.
Only a handful of original buildings still stand, most as parts of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

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