Friday-Sunday October 13-15, 2023
(2nd weekend in October)
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
Hwy 49 -310 Black Street
$15 per car approx., marshallgold.org
Each year Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park commemorates Gold Discovery Day. No event in modern times has had such an impact on the character of California than the California gold rush. Though brief, lasting just a few years during the gold fever era, the event helped create this melting pot of world immigrants that California now claims as residents with diverse backgrounds, customs and heritage from abroad.
Gold still exists, there are still a few active gold mines, and prospectors continue to pan and hunt for gold. But the area called "Gold Country" where gold was discovered is proud of the past and seeks to retain the look & feel of a period in California history over 150 years old!
This reenactment of an 1850's gold mining encampment re-creates a vibrant and bustling tent town. Meet miners, gamblers, a doctor, a pharmacist, pioneer cooks, musicians, visit a post office as well as a bakery and candy shop. Activities include kids games, tin punching, candle dipping, rope making and more. There is a portrait studio for old time photos, wagon rides, and a saloon where you can grab some spirits or a sarsaparilla and more. You might just be able to dip your own candle or make some rope. Kids can try their hand at some pioneer games or saw some lumber with a good old fashioned whip saw!
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.