Explore. Experience. Have Fun. It's the Mother Lode

Angels Camp Museum is the premier local history museum in Northern California. Located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Mine, the museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. We create opportunities for learning, discovery and bring to life the extraordinary stories of our country’s past.

The museum is managed by the City of Angels Camp.

Hours

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.      Thursday through Monday

*Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

*Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas Eve & Christmas Days

Commission Agenda November 2014.pdf

 


Location

The museum is located at 753 S. Main Street (Highway 49) in Angels Camp, CA 95222
Tel: (209) 736-2963


Admission

Adults     $5

Children (5-11)     $2.50

Children (4 & younger) + Museum Members     Free

Gold Panning     $5

Gold Country History in 3-Building Complex

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the museum are offered daily during open hours with a reservation made at least two weeks in advance. Groups must be minimum of six and a maximum of 60 people. A tour lasts 90 minutes and costs $4 for adults and $2 for children.

Contact Jim Miller, Education Coordinator

(209)736-2963  |  education@angelscamp.gov

 

School Field Trips

Our knowledgeable educators introduce students to California history, social studies, geology and ranching & mining life.

Guided school tours of the museum are offered daily during open hours with a reservation made at least two weeks in advance. Group size is limited to 60 students; however, tours can be scheduled on multiple days. A tour lasts 90 minutes and outdoor lunch space is available upon request.

Cost: $2 students (12 & younger), $4 students (13+), chaperones free (1 adult per 5 students) and $4 extra chaperones.

Contact: Jim Miller, Education Coordinator

(209)736-2963  |  education@angelscamp.gov

 

Upcoming Events


Mon., December 15, 10 - 11 a.m.: Preschool Story Time + Art Activity

Theme: Dreaming of Trains

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Cost: Free for preschoolers and their parents

 

 

Thurs., December 25 and Fri., December 26: Christmas

The Museum is closed

 

 

Thurs., January 1: New Year's Day

The Museum is closed

 

 

Every Saturday in January, 1-2 p.m.: Rock the New Year Tours

The Angels Camp Museum, the premier local history museum in Northern California, is pleased to invite you to kick off 2015 - for the entire month of January - with us!

Bring family and friends for a guided tour of the museum's spectacular collections of wagons and carriages. Our knowledgeable educators are happy to tell you all about the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. You can also view two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as an overshot water-wheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore cars and even a working model of a famous stamp mill.

Tours run from 1 - 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Tours are free with museum admission.

 

 

Mon., January 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Museum is open

 

 

Mon., February 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Presidents Day

The Museum is open

 


Exhibits

Home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is an international destination. Visitors can stroll through the beautifully landscaped historical park to explore extensive indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a doctor's office and The Mark Twain Exhibit, as well as ranching and artisan exhibits.

Continuing through the museum, visitors can also view two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as an overshot water-wheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore cars and even a working model of a famous stamp mill.

Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic under native oak trees of China Gulch where the '49ers prospected for gold.

Make sure to check out the Altaville Schoolhouse - one of the oldest and best preserved little red schoolhouses in the state, and the historical Sam Choy mercantile that tells the story of Chinese culture in downtown Angels Camp.  

Stop by the gift shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs including a copy of Mark Twain's notable story 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.'

 


Become a Museum Member

 

Download a Membership Application Here

 

Download the Summer 2014 Newsletter Here

 

 


Internship Opportunities

Exhibit Design Internship - Click Here To Learn More

Tourism Marketing Internship - Click Here To Learn More

 


Volunteer

Volunteers are the strength and continuity of the Angels Camp Museum. As a volunteer, you will gain personal satisfaction from participating in the crucial task of preserving and interpreting the museum's extensive collection of historical artifacts. It is through our volunteers that the importance of this place, and the necessity of our mission, is communicated to the general public.

There are numerous benefits to being a volunteer: you will receive training, enjoy a complimentary museum membership, and receive 10% off gift shop merchandise. Volunteering at the museum is a great way to meet new people, share your talents and engage your community in understanding the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region.

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers in the following areas:

  • docents to guide school and public tours at the museum and conduct outreach
  • docents who are skilled and interested in hosting preschool storytelling programs
  • volunteers who are skilled and interested in writing grant proposals
  • exhibit and facilities volunteers who are skilled and interested in construction and carpentry projects
  • collections volunteers to conduct historical photo scanning, data entry and research

Learn more about how you can join our motivated team and take pride in being part of a vibrant organization.


Contact

Kimberly Arth, Director

(209) 736-2963  |  kimberlyarth@angelscamp.gov

 

Nioma Mather, Senior Museum Clerk

(209) 736-2963  |  giftshop@angelscamp.gov

 

Rebecca McCurdy, Museum Clerk

(209) 736-2963 | exhibits@angelscamp.gov

 

Jim Miller, Education Coordinator

(209) 736-2963  |  education@angelscamp.gov

 

Marsha Redding, Museum Clerk

(209) 736-2963

 

Chuck Schneider, Museum Clerk

(209) 736-2963

 

Contact Information

City of Angels
PO Box 667
584 S.Main St.
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone: (209) 736-2181
Fax: (209) 736-0709
Email the City

Images of Angels Camp