Gold Rush Field Trips

Our Gold Rush Program includes field trips to the following locations.


Columbia State Historic Park

Spend either a full or half day exploring one of the most successful Gold Rush towns. Walk through history as our instructors give a guided tour of this important historic site. We can schedule a variety of options for your visit here including:

  • History Tour

  • Schoolhouse Presentation (An historic reenactment of school in 1861, in the original schoolhouse-- extra fees apply)

  • Cemetery Tour 

  • Hidden Treasure Gold Panning and/or demos (extra fees apply)

  • Extra time to shop and explore the town yourself!




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Moaning Caverns (photo by Dave Bunnell)

For a small fee you can take a guided tour through caves exploring amazing rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites, and the impressive work water does over time.


Mercer Caverns

For an additional small fee, this 45-minute tour will take visitors underground following walkways and staircases to explore the several different chambers of this cavern.   

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Gold Rush Program

The Gold Rush Program

Gold Rush Day Classes

Gold Rush Night Classes