et ready for a great adventure through one of the most exciting events in American History - the California Gold Rush! Join our pioneers, prospectors, and miners on their journey westward to find gold. If you are lucky, you might just strike it rich yourself!
tudents are immersed into a timeless adventure
when they are guided down to our authentic mining
area to experience what it was like to be pioneer
on the West Coast in the mid-1800s. Students will be
able to use replicas of early mining machinery
such as the long tom, cradle, and arrastre.
After learning about the basic elements
of mining used years ago, students will
be able to pan for real gold!