Blacksmith Training Program

Candidates for the blacksmith program are required to complete the park's 25-hour docent training program before entering the blacksmith training program.


The blacksmith training program requires a two year commitment. Candidates are required to work at least one day per week during the blacksmith training period. 


While working in the blacksmith shop, volunteers are also responsible for greeting the public and sharing Gold Rush history and the history of the blacksmith shop. Many of the items forged in the blacksmith shop by our volunteers are sold in the Gold Rush Mercantile. 

If you are interested in participating in the Blacksmith Training Program please follow these steps:

1) Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (530) 295-2174 to enroll in the next volunteer training class.

2) The Volunteer Coordinator will put you in touch with the Blacksmith Lead to determine if spaces are available or if you will be put on the waiting list for the program.


Mike Judd (President)

Bill Bennett (Secretary)
Gale Nored (Treasurer)

Dennis Amaral

Brenda Carroll

Dick Williams

Judy Bryant


Non Officers:
Maureen Brown (Operations Manager)

Gold Discovery Park Association
P.O. Box 461
Coloma, CA 95613


General Questions

(530) 622-3470

Gold Discovery Park Association

(530) 622-6198 

Marshall Gold Mercantile
Hours 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Closed New Year's Day

(530) 344-1895

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