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.
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.
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 www.parks.ca.gov/columbiadiggins1852
What: Diggins Tent Town 1852
When: May 19-21, 2022
Address: 22708 Broadway StreetColumbia, CA 95310