Columbia State Historic Park

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Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park
4.5
Historic Sites • State Parks
This location was reported permanently closed
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This historic Gold Rush town was made a state park in 1945. Between the 1850s and 1870s over one-half billion dollars in gold (at today's value) was mined in the area.
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Cherie B
Sacramento, CA72 contributions
Jan 2022
Wonderful Gold Rush Era experience - stage coach rides and shops were nice. If you are there in the off-season check for when they are open. We were there on the second Saturday and it was a sunny January Day so it was perfect.
Written January 10, 2022
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Jack J
2 contributions
Oct 2021
While in Sonora California, My Wife and I visited Columbia State Historic Park.

We took a ride on the Stage Couch. lots of fun and the driver stopped by a tree where he told a story of a stage robber.
We stopped by a shop, the lady there was very friendly and the gentleman there showed us the guns on display.
We stopped in the Columbia House Restaurant to have lunch. There was an hour wait, they called us in half the time.
We were seated,

Waited for a while (half hour) some other guests were seated and their order taken.
We didn't see our waitress for a while.
We were about to leave when a waitress named Lee stopped and asked if we had our order taken.
When we explained we had been there for an while and no one had taken our order, and some guests had come in after us and had their order taken, she kept her her smile, said she would be our waitress, then took our order right away.

Lee was very Friendly and a very nice Lady. The food we ordered was good.
Her service was Outstanding.
She smiled and made our lunch worth waiting for.
If it hadn't been for Lee we would not have wanted to return.
We Thank Lee for her Outstanding, Friendly Service.
Jack & Brenda Jimenez
Written October 19, 2021
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Nancy W
Simi Valley, CA16 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Don’t waste your time after third week on September. Nothing open Mon through Wednesday. And on Thursday it is dead all over town. Boring!!!! Maybe Friday to Sunday are better store ow er at the leather shop didn’t even say hi. Park with supposed buildings just frames of buildings. Gold panning not open. Only fun thing there was climbing on rocks. So disappointed
Written September 30, 2021
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Pat S
Rockville, MD154 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The museum is the heart of this town. The short movie and exhibits make sense of the rest. I learned a lot and enjoyed it despite the heat. Take a day off and go.
Written August 18, 2021
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Gina L
Texas148 contributions
Aug 2021
We went at 10am and a few things were not open, such as the stagecoach, which I wanted to ride. It was a hot day, so wanted to get started early. I did pan for gold and that was fun. Restaurants not open for lunch till noon. There were no crowds and the little shops were fun. It was interesting to go in the few museum type buildings.
Written August 9, 2021
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ShawnalyceD
Denver, CO84 contributions
May 2021
We came by on the recommendation of a local. There were only a few buildings opened at this time, but a lot of information was available on the walk along the boardwalk. The museum was nice and the docent was really informative and we really got a lot out of the history she shared with us. The displays in the older buildings were well put together and easy to read.
We were saddened that more buildings weren't manned, but understand with the pandemic in force that there are limits.
Written May 26, 2021
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KMKM
18 contributions
May 2021
great experience for the family or adults- step into history here. Kids can dip candles, listen to the blacksmith, sip home brew saspirilla
Written May 25, 2021
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picenogle2
Sonora, CA27 contributions
Apr 2021
This is a lovely place. Volunteers are available to help you enjoy your visit. They have lots of fun events for families. Docents are trained to give accurate information on the gold rush era. Ranger Kelly is outgoing and vibrant. It is a safe peaceful place.
Written April 4, 2021
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Les J
Murrieta, CA595 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Visited weekday, early December. This is the kinda place I will only visit during the off-season. Whether it was the time of year, or the lockdown, the place was a ghost town. Fine by me! Got to see the history with out the crowds. A few businesses were struggling to stay open. We tried to help. The few eateries were doing pretty well. Might have been a state sponsored visitors center across the busy road with blind corners, but we didn’t bother.
Written December 16, 2020
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Guide669488
Warner Robins, GA16 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
A great touch if the old west gold mining period. Wonderful place to visit. Loved seeing all the old stuff from the California gold rush
Written November 13, 2020
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