Columbia State Historic Park

Phone Number

(209) 588-9128

Park Hours

Park Exhibits open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Most merchants are open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


Dogs Allowed?

Dogs not allowed in historic buildings.

Driving Directions to Columbia SHP

Columbia State Historic Park is three miles north of Sonora, off Highway 49.

Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance via the ReserveCalifornia website, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Click on the Online Reservations link or the banner below that to go directly to our ReserveCalifornia page. If your stay will be in the next 48 hours please call the hotel directly at (209) 532-1479 for availability.

RV Access
Hiking Trails
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Family Programs
Food Service
Drinking Water Available


Welcome to Columbia State Historic Park!

Columbia was once known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines." The town's Gold Rush-era business district was designated as a State Park by Governor Earl Warren in July 1945. Today we can take a step back in time to experience life in 1850s California. 

Parking and entrance to Columbia State Historic Park are free. Additional fees may apply for special events in the park. 

 Volunteers at Diggins Tent Town special event














Columbia SHP Presents "Diggins Tent Town 1852"

Columbia State Historic Park will present “Diggins Tent Town 1852”, a special living history event that recreates a 1852 tent town from the California Gold Rush from May 19 through May 21, 2022. Supporting this event will be over 150 costumed volunteers assisting park visitors as they experience the 1852 mining camp that is re-created in detail with period-accurate clothing, buildings, food and entertainment.

For more information go to

What: Diggins Tent Town 1852

When: May 19-21, 2022

Time: 10am-4pm

Contact Us

Phone:(209) 588-9128
Address: 22708 Broadway StreetColumbia, CA 95310

Media and Filming Contact for Columbia SHP

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