Angels Camp Museum

The Angels Camp Museum is situated directly on top of a 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 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 wagons and carriages in the nation. The Mining and Ranching Barn contains mining exhibits displaying the Placer and Hard Rock Mining history of Calaveras County.

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 ($6 adults, $2 children). To schedule a guided tour, please call (209) 736-2963.

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Latitude: 38.076213 Longitude: -120.545209 Elevation: 1470 ft
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Seasons Open

Wednesdays-Mondays, Year-Around. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Hours Open

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Fees: $7 Adults, $3 Children (5-11), Children (4 & younger) are Free; $5 Gold Panning


My wife and I stopped by the museum on a recent vacation through the gold country. The exhibits were well done, informative, and growing in size. Their collection of early wagons, coaches, and some vehicles was wonderful. Staff equally wonderful as they were knowledgeable and provided fun and informative information. Worthwhile stop if you are in the area.

Paul, 2/3/2013

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