Living history, quaint shops
Sanitized gold rush
Actual depiction of a Gold Rush Town
They had these operating at the time and it was nice to see they are continuing on with the tradition. So hop aboard and enjoy the fun!
Memorial Day through Labor Day
We will operate seven days a week
Monday Through Thursday 10am to 4pm
Friday Through Sunday 10am to 5pm
During the Off Season
In the months of March, April, May, September, October
we will operate three days a week on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 4pm.
In the months of January, February November & December
we will operate two days a week on Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 4pm
Child/Senior Inside $5
Adult/Teen Inside $6
Shotgun add $3 extra - must be 8 years old or older to ride on top
Children 2 and under are free
Senior age starts at 6o years old
We will accommodate any special events of groups that are pre-scheduled on the off days.
Right next door to the Columbia Cemetery is a narrow plot of land designated as the Masonic Cemetery. This also has the old headstones but is less interesting than the sprawling Columbia Cemetery. Still it's worth a look as it's right there anyway.
Cemeteries are so creepily eerie to visit and when the graves are over 100 years old, it just gives you that special shiver as you wander among the gravestones. Columbia's cemetery is full of faded headstones and bits of history to ponder.
There are several free parking lots around Columbia State Historic Park. Just remember that the roads leading to Columbia tend to be narrow and a bit twisty. So be careful when driving and pay close attention to the road. There are no street lights so if you're planning on driving at night, be sure to have both your headlights working and your night vision impeccable to avoid any mishaps.
Fondest memory: The Blacksmith Shop was very cool... the sights and smells very authentic. Loved Nelson's Columbia Candy Kitchen..