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Gold Discovery Day 2023

January 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gold Rush Live at Marshall Gold SP - living history event in El Dorado County

Gold Discovery Day at Marshall Gold Discovery State Park | January 21, 2023, from 11-3

Join us on Saturday, January 21, to celebrate James Marshall’s gold discovery on January 24, 1848. This discovery and the subsequent influx of gold seekers helped propel California into statehood in 1850!  Experience life at the time of the gold discovery as you tour our living history encampment. Meet James Marshall and take a peek at a gold nugget.

Learn what it was like to be a miner in Coloma and what tools were used to find gold. Then try your hand at mining at our gold panning troughs.  Visit with a gold rush merchant, help our cooper put a barrel together, then stop by the boarding house to see what’s cooking. Stop by the millworkers’ cabin to learn more about the gold discovery, visit the ladies at the miner’s cabin, and don’t forget to stop by Bekeart’s gun shop.

Visit the blacksmith shop and learn about how important the blacksmith was during the gold rush.

​Cost:  $10 per vehicle day use fee collected. For more information, call (530) 622-3470.

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January 21, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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