Columbia State Historic Park In-Person Field trip

Book an in-person field trip for Columbia State Historic Park

Bring your lessons to life at California’s most completely restored historic gold-rush town! Columbia State Historic Park is an ideal place to explore the stories and challenges of the people who lived here as well as the economic, social, and political life of gold-rush era California. Programs are designed to enrich learning and stimulate awareness of the history throughout Columbia State Historic Park's rich cultural and historic resources.

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Through the generosity and support of the Friends of Columbia State Historic Park, you can click here to explore available in-person field trip opportunities at the park.

In-person opportunities include:

  • Schoolhouse Program: Students experience firsthand the differences of an 1860 classroom, including manners, cleanliness, chores, and discipline.

  • Town Tour: This 1-hour tour of Columbia State Historic Park starts at the museum where we discuss Columbia and the Gold Rush. Miners came from around the world using several routes. Learn how they made their living in Columbia and the effects of water and fire on the gold rush town. Included in the tour are hands-on mining demonstrations, a talk on general mercantilism, and weather permitting, a bucket brigade.

  • That's not all! There's more opportunities to explore with Columbia State Historic Park, click here to learn more!

You and your students may be eligible for reimbursement of transportation costs for your in-person field trip to Columbia State Historic Park. Click here to learn more!

Schedule your field trip below!