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.

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.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

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. The California Gold Rush drew prospectors to Columbia from around the world. Columbia was once known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines," and by 1853, was one of the largest cities in California. Unlike many other Gold Rush settlements that disappeared due to fire, vandalism and time, Columbia survived.

Today, the town is still bustling. Columbia State Historic Park hosts numerous events throughout the year and is a popular tourist and school fieldtrip destination. Merchants are also still doing business in town. Visitors can enjoy hand-dipped chocolates, listening to music in historic saloons, sipping a cozy cup of coffee, performances at the Fallon Theatre, dipping a candle, grabbing a bite to eat, or sitting down to full meal. Stagecoach rides are available season and weather permitting. Other highlights include walking to the two-story brick schoolhouse and cemetery overlooking town or hiking the one-mile nature trail.

Address: 22708 Broadway Street, Columbia, CA 95310

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