This historic colony site was first settled by Japanese colonists from Aizu Wakamatsu (Fukushima Prefecture) in July 1869. The Wakamatsu Colony site is the first Japanese colony in North America; contains the gravesite of Okei Ito, the first Japanese woman buried on American soil; is the birthplace of the first Read more [...]
Exhibits cover Native American culture, mining, logging, agriculture, ranching, Victorian life styles, early transportation and commerce throughout El Dorado County
Located in Coloma, the park’s Gold Discovery Museum and Sutter’s Mill mark the spot where gold was discovered in 1848, triggering the California Gold Rush. The best place to start your tour of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is at the visitor center and museum. Interpretive exhibits and programs Read more [...]
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a bar any family, miner, 4-wheelers, motorcyclist, hunter or explorer would feel at home in. It has been referred to as “It’s as rustic as it gets,” “Norman Rockwell flashback,” “the jewel of the Sierra,” “An anomaly on its own,” and my favorite, “Best Mountain Bar Read more [...]
Located in the original soda works building dating to 1852, today it holds artifacts and exhibits about Placerville’s history, and displays furnishings from a prominent resident.
The Tallac Historic Site is comprised of the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate, and Valhalla. The information here is specific to the Pope and Baldwin Estates. The entire site is open daily during the summer months. Parking is free and there is plenty to see by walking around the Site. Stroll Read more [...]