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Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park Review

Columbia comes as close to a gold-rush town in its heyday as any site in the Gold Country. Usually, you can ride a stagecoach, pan for gold, and watch a blacksmith working at an anvil. Street musicians perform in summer. Restored or reconstructed buildings include a Wells Fargo Express office, a Masonic temple, stores, saloons, a firehouse, churches, a school, and a newspaper office. At times, all are staffed to simulate a working 1850s town. The park also includes the Historic Fallon House Theater, where entertainment is presented much of the year. The town's two 19th-century historic lodgings, the Fallon Hotel ($) and City Hotel ($–$$) perch you in the past; find out more at www.cityhotel.com.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Fallon Hotel, 11175 Washington St., Columbia, CA 95247 | Map It
  • Phone: 209/532–0150
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Columbia
Updated: 03-17-2013

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