# Coloma california
Lots of fun and history when visiting Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park!
Up in the Gold Country, in Coloma, California, lies some fascinating history! For those who live in Northern California, it is a good chance you have visited the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, or at the very least, your children has had a school field trip there. Located on Highway 49 in El Dorado county, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic park provides a ton of history of how gold was first, well, maybe not first, discovered by James Marshall. The park with all its exhibits explain how this little secret between Marshall and his cohort, John Sutter, did not last for long, and settlers traveled from all over the world to also be a part of this finding of gold! Daily tours are available for free and escorted by the volunteers who dress up from this time period, and it's free. Be sure to bring a picnic as there are a number of picnic tables around! Fun for the whole family! A full length video can be seen on our YouTube channel, "SippyCupAdventures"
Oh, these quaint little cottages up in Gold Country are wonderful!
We happened upon these cute little cottages a few months back in doing some research, up in Coloma, California. It was mid-November, and I knew the weather was going to be beautiful, so I searched the Highway 49 corridor for a little weekend getaway with my wife. I saw the Coloma Cottages, and reached out to them. They had availability, and I thought, yeah, something by a river would be nice! We prefer to stay in cottages. Cottages "typically" provide a bit more privacy as you are likely to not have neighbors. You know that loud neighbors can ruin a romantic weekend, so if it all possible, when doing research, we seek cottages. The Coloma Cottages season runs from April 1 to Halloween, yet, they were open this weekend, due to the fact that they were remodeling a few units, and maybe because the weather was forecasted to be nice, so they were there. It was a nice stay, and in this video, we share our experience.