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.
The main streets of this historic town are mostly level, but shops and structures are off boardwalks that step up from the street. Building entries may step up or down from the boardwalk. Some building entries still have steps, but the Schoolhouse, Visitor Center, and many other stores have new accessible routes. Assistance is usually available to open historic doors and cross high thresholds or to reach sales items and counters. The district office is generally accessible. Parking. Accessible parking is available in lots near Columbia and Jackson, at Main and Jackson, and at the Lower Lot at Columbia and Washington. An accessible space is also located adjacent to the Schoolhouse. Restrooms. Accessible restrooms are now available at the Visitor Center/Museum, the Lower Lot, behind the Eagle Cottage.