Explore. Experience. Have Fun. It's the Mother Lode
Angels Camp Museum is the premier local history museum in Northern California. Located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Mine, the museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. We create opportunities for learning, discovery and bring to life the extraordinary stories of our country’s past.
The museum is managed by the City of Angels Camp.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday
*Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
*Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas Eve & Christmas Days
The museum is located at 753 S. Main Street (Highway 49) in Angels Camp, CA 95222
Tel: (209) 736-2963
Children (5-11) $2.50
Children (4 & younger) + Museum Members Free
Gold Panning $5
Gold Country History in 3-Building Complex
Guided tours of the museum are offered daily during open hours with a reservation made at least two weeks in advance. Groups must be minimum of six and a maximum of 60 people. A tour lasts 90 minutes and costs $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Contact Jim Miller, Education Coordinator
(209)736-2963 | email@example.com
School Field Trips
Our knowledgeable educators introduce students to California history, social studies, geology and ranching & mining life.
Guided school tours of the museum are offered daily during open hours with a reservation made at least two weeks in advance. Group size is limited to 60 students; however, tours can be scheduled on multiple days. A tour lasts 90 minutes and outdoor lunch space is available upon request.
Cost: $2 students (12 & younger), $4 students (13+), chaperones free (1 adult per 5 students) and $4 extra chaperones.
Contact: Jim Miller, Education Coordinator
(209)736-2963 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat., July 4: Independence Day
The Museum will be closed.
Summertime Tours in July
Bring family and friends for a guided tour of the museum's spectacular collections. Our knowledgeable docents are happy to tell you all about the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region.
1 - 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 11, 18 and 25
Cost: free with museum admission ($5 adults, $2.50 children)
$5 gold panning offered all day
Mon., September 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Labor Day
The Museum will be open.
Sat. September 19, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Saturday in the Mines
Annual Family Festival: A Free Admission Day at Your Community Museum
- Live Music by the Sierra Mountain Band
- 3-Acres Historical Exhibits
- Special Guest Exhibitors
- Stamp Mill, Print Press & Carpentry Demonstrations
- Hands-on Activities for Kids
- Gold Panning Experience Station for $5
- Gift Shop
- Guided Tours Throughout the Day
- Food Vendor
This festival is FREE and everyone is welcome!
Home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is an international destination. Visitors can stroll through the beautifully landscaped historical park to explore extensive indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a doctor's office and The Mark Twain Exhibit, as well as ranching and artisan exhibits.
Continuing through the museum, visitors can also view two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as an overshot water-wheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore cars and even a working model of a famous stamp mill.
Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic under native oak trees of China Gulch where the '49ers prospected for gold.
Make sure to check out the Altaville Schoolhouse - one of the oldest and best preserved little red schoolhouses in the state, and the historical Sam Choy mercantile that tells the story of Chinese culture in downtown Angels Camp.
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.'
Become a Museum Member
Volunteers are the strength and continuity of the Angels Camp Museum. As a volunteer, you will gain personal satisfaction from participating in the crucial task of preserving and interpreting the museum's extensive collection of historical artifacts. It is through our volunteers that the importance of this place, and the necessity of our mission, is communicated to the general public.
There are numerous benefits to being a volunteer: you will receive training, enjoy a complimentary museum membership, and receive 10% off gift shop merchandise. Volunteering at the museum is a great way to meet new people, share your talents and engage your community in understanding the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region.
We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers in the following areas:
- docents to lead school and public tours at the museum
- docents to conduct outreach for the Museum at community events
- exhibit volunteers to fabricate displays/build cases and counters
Learn more about how you can join our motivated team and take pride in being part of a vibrant organization.
Kimberly Arth, Director
(209) 736-2963 | email@example.com
Nioma Mather, Senior Museum Clerk
(209) 736-2963 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca McCurdy, Museum Clerk
Jim Miller, Education Coordinator
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Marsha Redding, Museum Clerk
Chuck Schneider, Museum Clerk
Suzie Barnett, Museum Clerk
Pauline Long, Museum Clerk
City of Angels
PO Box 667
584 S.Main St.
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone: (209) 736-2181
Fax: (209) 736-0709
Email the City