Columbia State Historic Park

Travel back in time to a Gold Rush Town

Columbia State Historic Park is the ideal get away for great family fun and relaxation.

The park is an actual town that has been preserved with restaurants, shops, two hotels and a theater with live performances.

Visitors can taste hand-dipped chocolates, a superior cup of coffee, or savor fine dining, family fare, or purchase picnic provisions.  Stagecoach rides are available on the weekends, weather permitting.  There's also the chance to relax at one of two comfortable hotels, listen to music in historic saloons, or take in a live performance at the Fallon Theatre.

Visitors can make a candle or purchase Columbia made soap, wooden toys, old fashion clothes, or dress-up for a photograph. They can take a walk to the two-story brick school house and cemetery overlooking town, or hike the one-mile nature trail where mule deer and wild flowers can be seen.

Because the park is located at an elevation of 2,100 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains summers can be hot with winters being rainy with snow at times. It is recommended to dress in layers.

The park is located three miles north of Sonora, off Highway 49.