Upcoming Events

Gold Rush Days

2nd Saturday every month  1 – 4 pm

Reserve the 2nd Saturday for Gold Rush Days at Columbia State Historic Park. You’ll get to see inside special exhibits, stores and residences not regularly open to the public. Columbia’s Gold Rush Days is a chance to explore the historic town of Columbia and see it come alive with living history. Throughout town you will discover park docents interpreting what it looked, felt, and sounded like during the California Gold Rush. The 1861 Schoolhouse is open and staffed with docents most Gold Rush Days, and sometimes on other Saturdays during the summer. Check in with museum to see if it is open before you hike up the hill.

Docents in period attire will provide lots of information on the structure of their featured building, nature of its business and equipment, contents of store merchandise, or interior décor of family homes, along with history of the times for visitors. If you’re lucky, the gambling table will be set up on the boardwalk for everyone to try their hand at betting against a mining camp gambler.