Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Explore – Marshall Gold Discovery SHP!

Join us as we show you where gold was discovered on January 24 1848 and how that discovery changed the culture of California! 

We will talk about why John Sutter and James Marshall had a partnership and why James Marshall was here in the Coloma Valley on that fateful day. We will also discuss some of the many impacts that the discovery of gold had on California and the world, both culturally and environmentally. 

Keep reading to discover our On-Demand programs and K-12 educational resources from Marshall Gold SHP!


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Instructional ResourcesMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic ParkLink

Marshall Junior Ranger Program

View our Junior Ranger “Step Back in Time” Activity Book

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Gold Discovery Park Association

Learn more about Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park’s Supporters!