Fodor's Expert Review Angels Camp Museum

Angels Camp Fodor's Choice

Learn a little bit about Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"—and Angels Camp's celebrated frog-jumping contests—at this museum's street-side facility, then head to the 3-acre spread behind it for a fascinating survey of gold rush–era mining history. The grounds include a carriage house with pre-automotive farming and passenger coaches and wagons and a large building with mining equipment. Outside, in its original mountings, stands the 27-foot-diameter water wheel that powered machinery at the area's Angels Quartz Mine.

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Quick Facts

753 S. Main St.
Angels Camp, California  95222, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $15, Mar.–Nov., Thurs.–Mon. 10–4; Dec.–Feb., Sat.–Sun. 10–4

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