The Gold Discovery Park Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the interpretation and conservation of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.


The Gold Discovery Park Association proudly  works in conjunction with the state park to provide funding for the various projects and programs through income generated from the Marshall Gold Mercantile, fundraising, special events, and donations.

Gold Rush Mercantile Store

The Marshall Gold Mercantile, run by store manager Maureen Brown, funds various programs at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The mercantile is located in the same building as the Gold Discovery Museum. You'll find that the store is stocked with gold rush merchandise, interpretive toys, t-shirts, hand made jewelry, gold nuggets, gold pans, and one of kind items from the Blacksmith Shop in the state park.

GDPA Members Receive 30% Off

Current Hours of Operation

Daily 10am - 4pm

Ph: (530) 344-1895

Email: marshallgoldgdpa@gmail.com


Annual Membership (Runs Jan. 1 - Dec. 31)

$20 - Individual 

$30 - Family (2 Adults + Children under 18)

GDPA Members receive the following:

  • 30% OFF at the Marshall Gold Mercantile (no discounts for clothing or gold)

  • Newsletter mailed to your door (Newsletter now only available to GDPA members - no longer available online)

  • 1 FREE Meal at CGRL  

  • 2 FREE entrances (for your guests) for a House Tour at Christmas in Coloma

  • Special “Members Only” viewing for new museum exhibits, private tours.

  • VIP Parking at park events

Join the GDPA today. Download the application HERE.


Thank You for your generosity!

In recent years, all California Parks have been the recipients of drastic budget cuts. Because of this, there are fewer dollars for staff and maintenance, and rarely are there funds for Park improvements or new programming.


The Gold Discovery Park Association’s role is more vital than ever for improving the quality of educational and recreational experiences for visitors to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. All funds that are raised by the Gold Discovery Park Association stay right here at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Those funds are then dedicated to running core programs, maintaining historic structures, and continuing to provide positive visitor experiences.

Thank you for your support of Marshall Gold Discovery SHP.