Angels Camp Museum
Angels Camp Museum is a history museum in Calaveras County, California, that focuses on the California Gold Rush. It is located on 3 acres of the original land claim for Angels Mine, which dates back to the 1850s. The museum's collection focuses primarily on early mining equipment. Other objects in the collection include gold rush-era minerals, a 19th century slot machine, a telephone switchboard used at Angels Camp, and 29 restored horse-drawn vehicles. Each year the museum waives its entry charges to host Gold Rush Day, celebrating the heritage of the gold rush with demonstrations, music, food, and costumed interpreters.
The museum is about 50 miles east of Stockton and 70 miles southeast of Sacramento. Angels Camp and Calaveras County are best known for Mark Twain's short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."