Fodor's Expert Review Angels Camp Museum

Angels Camp Historic District/Site Fodor's Choice

Learn a little bit about Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"—and Angels Camp's celebrated frog-jumping contests—at this museum's street-side facility, then head to the 3-acre spread behind it for a fascinating survey of gold rush–era mining history. The grounds include a carriage house with pre-automotive farming and passenger coaches and wagons, a large building with mining equipment, and, outside in its original mountings, the 27-foot-diameter water wheel that powered machinery at the area's Angels Quartz Mine.

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Quick Facts

753 S. Main St.
Angels Camp, California  95222, USA

209-736–2963

angelscamp.gov/museum

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Rate Includes: $5, $7

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