Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park offers hands-on opportunities for school children who wish to experience the California Gold Rush history by visiting the historic town of North Bloomfield, site of California’s largest hydraulic mine.

The park offers teachers the opportunity for up to 40 students and up to 15 chaperones to stay overnight and participate in our Environmental Living Program (ELP). Students learn period crafts and experience life in a manner similar to the Gold Rush period. The curriculum is tailored to 4th grade students. Students can also experience the park just for the day by participating in a scavenger hunt in historic buildings and/or pan for gold in nearby Humbug Creek.

Call (530) 265-8125 for available dates to schedule a class visit to the park.