About Gold Nugget Museum
Located in Paradise, California, 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. Our main museum burned down on November 8, 2018. While we rebuild, the Depot Museum will be our services location. 5570 Black Olive Drive, Paradise, CA. The Paradise Community Park
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 14 member board of directors, the docents who greet you and make you feel welcome, as well as the hundreds of volunteers who 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.
It is our hope that you will come see for yourself what a wonderful place the Gold Nugget Museum is.