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Gold Nugget Museum

502 Pearson Road

The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated as Gold Nugget Days Inc. in 1973. Its mission is to preserve and protect the Ridge heritage through our collection and with community education programs.

The Museum depends upon volunteers to make this happen. These volunteers include the fifteen member board of directors, our executive director, operations director and curator, the docents that greet you and make you feel welcome, as well as the hundreds of volunteers that help with each of the Museum events.

Our goal is to make the Gold Nugget Museum a destination for tourists as well as for our Ridge community. We want families to come to the museum, not only to learn about the history of the Ridge, but also to become part of that history. There are many hands - on events, such as the Days of Living History, which the entire family can participate in. The Museum has a school program, which is part of the curriculum for California history. Children spend an entire day on the Museum grounds, living in the 1850s. They become part of the history that they have studied and come away with a greater understanding of what our ancestors went through to survive.


Benita Brown

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Cute small town museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits. Not one that takes an entire day or more to explore, but worth a visit. Lots of appeal to kids as well as history buffs.

William Hartley

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
This museum is located on the site of a Maidu Indian encampment and is a must see. It is truly one of the treasures of Paradise!

Roger Longenbach

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Interesting informative exhibits. Well done for a small museum.

Marissa N

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Great way to keep history alive and teach kids more about our local community. We go a few times a year. Especially to see Santa! Best Santa trip ever Please leave ad donation tp keep the doors open.

Sara Smallhouse

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
Wonderful and knowledgeable volunteers. Had fun while learning new things. Love the outdoor area as much as the indoor mine exhibit! Fun gift shop too!

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