Columbia State Historic Park preserves a Gold Rush-era business district with shops, restaurants and two hotels. Proprietors in period clothing conduct business in the style of yesterday. The park is three miles north of Sonora, off Highway 49. Phone (209) 532-0150.
Accessible picnicking and an accessible restroom are available near the lower parking lot. Accessible picnic sites are also located on Jackson Street near the corner of Jackson and Colombia Street.
Walkways throughout this historic town have been raised and leveled to create accessible boardwalks and building entrances, however some uneven surfaces remain where routes cross roadways. Doorways have been modified for accessibility including push button openers where necessary to open heavy double doors. Assistance is available inside shops to help reach sales items.
Accessible parking is available in the lower lot and in lots located at Columbia and Jackson, on Fulton off Broadway, at each of three lots along Broadway Street, at the Schoolhouse and across the street from the District Office.
Accessible restrooms are located at the District Office, the lower parking lot, behind the Visitor Center Museum on State Street, adjacent to the Firehouse on Main Street and next to the St. Charles Saloon.