What is going on in and around Columbia


Columbia has everything to make your vacation memorable. The hardest thing about being here is what to do first.    

 RVing, camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, gold panning, gold prospecting, rock hounding, treasure hunting and metal detecting, flying over Yosemite, zip lines, and many wineries.

On our website you will find all the information you need to do decide if you would like to treat yourself to a tour of the area's vintners and taste award winning wines, while enjoying historic remnants of the Gold Rush. Or take in an afternoon melodrama or a full-stage production at the restored Fallon House Theatre.



Columbia Merchants

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Adventure & Entertainment
Matelot Gulch & Hidden Treasure Gold Mine 209-532-9693 Visit a working, hardrock gold mine, shop, and learn to gold pan.
Quartz Mountain Stage Line 209-588-0808 Historic Stagecoach and Guided Trail Rides.
Sierra Repertory Theatre (Fallon House) 209-532-3120 Live Theatre in Sonora & Columbia's Fallon House

Food and Drink

Bart's Black Skillet & Angelo's Hall 209-588-9300 Family-style restaurant - breakfast & lunch daily, weekend dinners. Reserve Angelo's Hall for special occasions.
Brown's Coffee House & Sweets Saloon 209-532-1850 Full Espresso Bar, baked cookies, ice cream. Bulk teas, coffee, spices, lunch special.
City Hotel Restaurant & What Cheer Saloon
209-532-1479 Fine dining, dinner/theatre packages.  Old West Saloon
Columbia Kate's Teahouse 209-532-1885
Serving Tea, Scones and other eatables. Also available are specialized gifts, buttons and antiques.
Columbia Mercantile 209-532-7511 Old Fashioned Store. Groceries, Beer, Wine, and Sundries. ATM
Fallon Ice Cream Parlor 209-532-0526 Enjoy an old fashioned Ice Cream Parlor with many flavors.
Goldstreet Bakery 533-2654  
Jack Douglass Saloon 209-533-4176 Coldest beer in the Motherlode. Superb Sandwiches, Live Music & Authentic Atmosphere. for School Lunch Program.
Mt. Brow Winery 209-533-8491 Family owned & operated winery, tasting, gifts.
10850 Mt Brow Rd, Sonora
Nelson's Columbia Candy Kitchen 532-7886 Handmade Confections of the Finest Quality for 4 Generations.
Pete's Cafe 209-532-2438 Breakfast & lunch (some Greek Dishes).  Dinner Friday & Saturday. 
22267 Parrotts Ferry Rd Columbia
St. Charles Saloon 209-533-4656 Sandwiches, Beer & Wine, Billiards
Vagabond Vending    

Lodging and Camping

49er RV Ranch 209-532-4978 Old Ranch Hospitality since 1852. AAA approved. Store, Club Barn, Campfire, Cable TV, Wi-Fi - Coupon -
Huall Howser PBS Special
City Hotel & Fallon Hotel           209-532-1479 Step back in time with lodging in an 1850s hotel.  Includes breakfast at Bart's Black Skillet. Two locations plus cabins.
Harlan House Bed and Breakfast
209-533-4862 Country Inn offering Victorian hospitality.
Marble Quarry RV Resort 209-532-9539 Clean, Upscale Haven. Family oriented. Rv & Tent camping, cabins, store, gold panning.
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Union Hill Inn 209-533-1494 Full service inn.  Ideal site for gatherings & weddings of all sizes.  21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd. Sonora

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging

RV & tent camping, cabins, yurts, store, gold panning,
hiking.  20450 Old Hwy 120, Groveland


Columbia Booksellers & Stationers 209-533-1852 Books, Stationary, Nineteenth Century Items. - Coupon -
Columbia Candle & Soap Works 209-536-9047 Candles, Homemade Soaps & Bath Items.
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Fancy Dry Goods and Clothing Store

209-532-1066 Locally-made period clothing, bonnets, accessories, Gifts & Antiques costumes. 
Kamice's Photographic Establishment
209-532-4861 21st Century Photographs in 19th Century Group rates, costume rentals
Farmer's Friend 209-532-2894 Garden tools and other goodies. Everything for your garden.  Gardening, seed & Gift shop
Matelot Gulch Supply Store & Hidden Treasure Gold Mine 209-532-9693 Visit a working, hardrock gold mine, shop, and learn to gold pan.
Nelson's Columbia Candy Kitchen 209-532-7886 Handmade Confections of the Finest Quality for 4 Generations.
Parrott's Blacksmith 209-532-4474 Authentic Gold Rush Shop with a Cold Forge, Handcrafted Gifts, Custom Orders. - Coupon -
Rosemary's Roses 209-536-9415 Nursery open all year 10 - 4.  We have over 1300 roses in display gardens, a picturesque setting.  300 varieties for sale in nursery. Open late May - Mid October for garden tours.
Sierra Naturals Bath & Spa Specialties 209-533-4886 Therapeutic Massage, Custom Bath Salts with all pure and natural ingredients.  Open Thurs - Mon 10:30 to 5:30
Towle & Leavitt 209-532-7306 Country Gifts, Jewelry, & Gifts


Blue Mountain Minerals 209-533-0127 Limestone Products for Industrial Mineral Uses
Bob Ragan Construction 209-532-6499 Master craftsman - all types of construction
Church of the 49ers 209-532-2441 Columbia's Only Active Church - Worshipping Here Since 1854
Courtney Aviation 209-532-2345 Scenic air tours of Yosemite, God Country, Sierras; charter flights. 10747 Airport Rd, Columbia
Foothill Business Cards 209-532-8210 Printing, graphic design, marketing services for the Mother Lode.  56 So WashingtonSt, Sonora 209-532-8210
St. Anne's Catholic Church 209-985-3662 First brick Catholic church built in California.  Mass celebrated 4 times per year.  Weddings, docent-led tours & school tours
State of Ca. - Dept. of Parks & Rec. 209-588-9128 California State Park Office
Umpqua Bank 209-536-5900 A real operating bank in a Gold Rush setting.
Yosemite Gazette 209-962-7308
The Yosemite region's leading quarterly magazine. 
Big Oak Flat

Associate Members

Dick Pland, District Supervisor  209-533-5521 Tuolumne County supervisor representing Columbia.
Friends of Columbia State Historic Park 209-532-3184 Provides funding for preservation, educational & interpretive activities for the park.
Native Daughters of the Golden West 209-532-5253 Golden Era Parlor No 99 - Fraternal organization for native-born Californians
Native Sons of the Golden West, 209-588-1565
 Parlor No. 258 - Fraternalorganizationfornative-born Californians
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