California Gold Country is located - well it depends on who you talk to. But generally it's Amador and Calaveras Counties so that's what we'll concentrate on here.
Roaring Camp Mining Company, Pine Grove - Located in the Mokelumme River Canyon, a 49er gold camp with prospecting cabins and camping, gold panning, gold prospecting, fishing, swimming, adventure tours and cookout tours.
Step into the past - There's more history in these hills than we'll ever know, but it's fun to learn about the people and events that have shaped this Gold Rush region's colorful past at Calaveras' many museums. Or, literally step into the past on one of the many guided and self-guided historical walking tours using readily available maps.
Angel's Camp Museum, Angels Camp - A 3-acre museum and park dedicated to gold country history. Large collection of wagons and carriages, artisan exhibits, Mark Twain exhibit, print shop and gold panning.
Calaveras County Museum Complex, San Andreas - Courthouse, Jail Yard (where the legendary Black Bart was jailed) and Hall of Records. Displays dating to Gold Rush era. Outstanding MiWok Indian exhibit includes artifacts, photos and quotes revealing MiWok lifestyle.
Ironstone Heritage Museum, Murphys - Established as a tribute to the Gold Rush, the Heritage Museum contains artifacts from the gold rush era and the world's largest specimen of Crystalline Gold Leaf - a 44-pound treasure.