Who loves history? We certainly do, and what better way to learn all about it than at a place where it all actually happened! Angels Camp Museum is all about bringing to life the extraordinary stories of the past, and the history of Angels Camp is certainly fascinating!
This family friendly museum can be found on 3 acres of the historic Angels Quartz Mine site, and is brilliant for kids to learn. It's dedicated to giving an understanding of the gold country history of not only Angels Camp, but also of the Mother Lode region.
The Angels Camp Museum is actually home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the entire nation - how impressive is that!
When you visit, you can explore the beautifully landscaped historical park with it's outdoor exhibits, before heading indoors for more!
There are guided tours offered daily which are great for groups, otherwise you can enjoy a self-guided experience. You can stroll through exhibits that will teach out all about Medicine in the Gold Rush, and even an exhibit all about that brilliant man named Mark Twain.
Kids always love looking at the two steam train traction engines, and exploring the mining equipment such as the overshot water-wheel (still in it's original location), as well as ore carts, a hydraulic monitor drills, and even a working model of a stamp mill!
Make sure you don't miss the Altaville Schoolhouse, which is one of the oldest and best preserved little red schoolhouse in the entire state of California!
History awaits at this fascinating museum at Angels Camp!
There are great restaurants in historic downtown Angels Camp so why not pick up something before you visit, so those tummies won't be rumbling!
Keep an eye out for the special events that they are putting on, so you don't miss out!
Stop by the gift shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs including a copy of Mark Twain's notable story 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.' Kids souvenir goodie bags are only $1 each!
School trips are so much fun here! Their knowledgeable educators introduce students to California history, as well as social studies, geology and ranching & mining life! Tours last 90 minutes, there is outdoor space for lunch, and there are great discounts!
It's always a great idea to stock up on healthy snacks prior to visiting, so the energy lasts longer!
Give them a call to see how accessible the museum is
Guided tours are offered daily for groups of 6 or more, and last around 90 minutes. Make sure you book 2 weeks in advance