U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|California Trail Interpretive Center|
Gain a greater understanding of the California Trail story through interactive exhibits and videos. An outdoor pioneer encampment features covered wagons, handcarts, and tents. Contrasted with this is the traditional Shoshone summer camp. Education programs are offered throughout the year. Enjoy easy hiking trails adjacent to the Trail Center. Parking is available for cars, trucks, RVs and campers. For more information call 775-738-1849.
We will be closed Christmas and New Years Day.
For more information go to www.californiatrailcenter.org
Join Us for March's Activities
There will be demonstrations every day at 11 a.m. and programs every day at 2 p.m.
“Gold! Gold! Gold!” New California Trail Interpretive Center Exhibit Highlights the International Gold Rush to California
During the last week of December, the Center installed its final exhibit that interprets the California Gold Rush and its impact to U.S. and world history.
“The California Gold Rush sparked an international migration, and resulted in the birth of Sacramento and the new state of California,” said Park Ranger Alex Rose. “The exhibit includes hands on activities for children. Kids will have the opportunity to learn what a bag of gold could purchase in 1849, and will be able to build their own small log cabins.”
The interactive exhibit includes a passport stamping station at Sutter’s Fort, and highlights shipping routes that were used during the Gold Rush, as thousands of emigrants from throughout the world hurried to California.
The California Gold Rush catapulted the growth of California. In 1846, there were approximately 7,600 Euro-American settlers living in California. By 1852, the number grew to 225,000.
Come out now and check it out!