Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia

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State Park · Historic Site
Columbia State Historic Park, also known as Columbia Historic District, is a state park unit and National Historic Landmark District preserving historic downtown Columbia, California, United States. It includes almost 30 buildings built during the California Gold Rush, most of which remain today. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.....  more »
  • If you are a fan of the old west and pioneering life, this is a must visit destination. They run a preserved historic town from the schoolhouse museum to the jail, general store, station, blacksmith, hotel, etc. And the staff are in traditional clothing of the early gold rush. This is a place to look for antiques, old fashioned candies, and fun for every age. I highly recommend seeing a play, taking the stagecoach, taking high tea, and mining for gold out at the mining shack.
  • So much history preserved here! Had a great time panning for gold and a tasty lemonade to end the day. I liked that the streets were closed off so I didn’t have to worry about cars with my 2 year old.

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