Angels Camp Museum
Photo © Kym Flaigg
The Angels Camp Museum is situated directly on top of the main Mother Lode gold vein and contains one of the largest, most comprehensive and diverse collections of artifacts in the Mother Lode and gold country areas in the Sierra Nevada region.
With three acres, this family-friendly museum features gold panning, a gift shop with locally made arts and crafts, a picnic area, and a new Mark Twain and "Jumping Frog" exhibit in collaboration with the University of California, Merced. The 10,000 square foot Carriage House contains one of the finest collections of restored wagons and carriages in California, in addition to Native American artifacts. The museum also shows a 1936 California travelogue in color and the development of roads and transportation in California. The 10,000 square foot Mining and Ranching Barn contains recently renovated and updated mining exhibits displaying the Placer and Hard Rock Mining history of Calaveras County.
Seasons Open: Thursdays-Mondays March through November, Saturdays & Sundays only December through February. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Hours Open: 10 am to 4 pm
Fees: Fees: $5 Adults, $2.50 Children (5-11), Children (4 & younger) + Museum Members are Free; $5 Gold Panning
All interior exhibit areas are ADA accessible, although Mining and Ranching Barn contains some gravel floor areas.
Museum presently developing green and sustainable operating practices.