Guided tours of the museum are offered daily during open hours with a reservation at least two weeks in advance. Groups must be minimum six people and maximum 60 people. A tour lasts 90 minutes and costs the same as general admission group rate.
School Field Trip
Our knowledgeable educators introduce students to California gold rush history, social studies, geology and ranching & mining life.
Guided school tours of the museum are offered Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a reservation 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 for details at (209) 736-2963
Thurs., May 9: 6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. lecture
Lecture: ‘Gold Is Where You Find It: Gold Mining In The Angels Camp Mining District’ by John Kramer (PhD Geology)
Cost: free museum members; $10 non-members
in the Carriage House at the museum
Did you know that the Angels Camp Museum is located on a portion of the original mining claim? Kramer will provide an overview of the geology of the Mother Lode region and the history of the Angels Quartz Mine.
Sat., June 8: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m: Free Admission Day
Saturday in the Mines – Celebrating Angels Camp Gold
Our biggest event of the year! All day free family fun will include: living history, anvil firing, period music, games, contests, crafts, horseshoe pitch, bucket brigade, historic bowling, gold mining in the creek, hoop races, period fashions as well as food, drink & souvenir vendors.
Home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is a destination. Take a walk in this historical park to explore both indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a doctor's office, a rock & mineral garden, photographs, as well as ranching and farming related artifacts.
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 infamous story 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.'
City of Angels
PO Box 667
584 S.Main St.
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone: (209) 736-2181
Fax: (209) 736-0709
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