Gold Rush Live!

Stay at American River Resort and experience Coloma Gold Rush Live

Experience Gold Rush Living History

What better way to experience Gold Rush history than to stay at American River Resort and take in Coloma's Gold Rush Live event!

Every year, the 1850s come alive at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park just down the road from American River Resort.

This year the magic happens October 12-15, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.

Docents dressed in period costume recreate life as it was in Gold Rush days.

Step back in time to a vibrant and bustling tent town inhabited by miners, gamblers, a doctor, a pharmacist, pioneer cooks, craftsmen, storytellers and musicians.

Visit a post office, assay office, carpentry shop, blacksmith, mining camp, bakery, candy shop and general store.

Activities include kids games, tin punching, candle dipping, rope making and more.

There are wagon rides, a saloon where you can grab some spirits or a sarsaparilla, a portrait studio for old time photos, and plenty more.

The event is free, and you can save the $8 parking fee and avoid the traffic hassle by walking the short distance from American River Resort to the park.

Book a cabin or RV site along the historic South Fork American River and make it a complete Gold Rush adventure!

 For more event info, call the park museum at 530-622-3470.