Golden Drift Museum

The museum takes its name from the Golden Drift Historical Society, which in turn was named for a gold mining company that existed in Dutch Flat in the early 1900’s. The principal shareholders were residents of the community.


The Museum and the Historical Society are dedicated to the preservation of the history of the area, including the towns of Gold Run, Dutch Flat, Alta, Towle and Baxter. The Museum displays a rich photographic history of the area’s towns, mining, lumbering, schools, churches, social, Indian and Chinese heritage. Artifact exhibits include Indian projectile points, fraternal order memorabilia, Chinese Joss House artifacts, mining and railroad relics.


For a group tour, please call 530-889-6500.


  • Hundreds of historic photographs
  • Interactive hydraulic mining exhibit
  • Exhibits on lumber, railroad and mining
  • Exhibits on Chinese culture
  • Gift Shop


32820 Main Street, Dutch Flat, CA 95714


Memorial Day through September

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Noon – 4 pm - Open Summer Holidays

Fees and Use

Free Admission