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Columbia State Historic Park



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    276.13 acres

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Take a step back in time! Established in 1945, Columbia State Historic Park preserves the historic Main Street in Columbia, Calif. Experience life in the 1850s through exhibits and merchants. Visitors enjoy an authentic representation of this once bustling, brawling gold town. Pan for gold, take a stagecoach ride, and visit one of the saloons. Browse the unique shops to find the perfect souvenir or special gift. Stop by the working blacksmith, general store or catch a show at the historic theater. Make it a truly authentic visit by booking a stay in one of two historic hotels or one of three cozy cottages in the park.

Allowed Activities
Gold Panning
Dog Walking
Good For
Rules & Regulation
Dogs Permitted With Restrictions
Dogs On Leash

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Picnic Area: Accessible picnicking and an accessible restroom are available near the lower parking lot. Accessible picnic sites are also located on Jackson Street near the corner of Jackson and Colombia Street.

Exhibits/Programs: Walkways throughout this historic town have been raised and leveled to create accessible boardwalks and building entrances, however some uneven surfaces remain where routes cross roadways. Doorways have been modified for accessibility including push button openers where necessary to open heavy double doors. Assistance is available inside shops to help reach sales items.

Other Information: Accessible parking is available in the lower lot and in lots located at Columbia and Jackson, on Fulton off Broadway, at each of three lots along Broadway Street, at the Schoolhouse and across the street from the District Office. Accessible restrooms are located at the District Office, the lower parking lot, behind the Visitor Center Museum on State Street, adjacent to the Firehouse on Main Street and next to the St. Charles Saloon.


Visit Dogs in Parks for additional information about dogs in State Parks. Please be aware of all regulations for bringing your fur friend for your visit. 

Dogs not allowed in historic buildings. Dogs must be on a maximum 6-foot leash at ALL times and physically under your control.