Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

In 1848, James W. Marshall found shining flecks of gold in the tailrace of the sawmill he was building in partnership with John Sutter. This discovery changed the course of California's and the nation's history.

American River

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is just a little over an hour’s drive from Angels Camp. Visitors have the opportunity to pan for gold in the South Fork of the  American River and enjoy hikes and picnics under the riparian oak woodlands. Overlooking the beautiful river canyon is the Marshall Monument, California’s first historic monument and the final resting place of James Marshall. The statue looks down on the river and points to the site of the gold discovery.

Visit their exhibits, take a gold panning lesson, participate in tours, experience living history, or participate in special events planned regularly throughout the year such as Coloma Gold Rush Live. Contact the Gold Discovery Museum and Visitor Center for details. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is proud to also offer the Eureka Experience school and group programs.

Contact Information:

Address:  310 Back Street Coloma, CA 95613

Phone:  Gold Discovery Museum and Visitor Center
1-530-622-3470

Gold Rush Mercantile
1-530-344-1895

Email: [email protected]

Visit their website or Facebook for more information on hours and pricing.

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