Historical Sites

American River Resort is surrounded by the historical sites.

marshall park

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

The discovery of gold in 1848 changed the course of California's and the nation's history. See a replica of the original sawmill and over 20 historic buildings including mining, house, school, and store exhibits. More here.

Official Website - Park Association Website
Gold Bug Mine

Gold Bug Mine

Gold Bug Mine dates back to 1888. Self-guided tours inside the mine. Visit a working blacksmith shop, picnic area, nature trails, gift shop.



Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm

The first Japanese colony in North America, established in 1869 by 22 Japanese samurai. Contains historic buildings and the gravesite of Okei Ito, the first Japanese woman buried on American soil. By guided tour only.