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A little slice of Heaven
Downtown Angel's Camp

While Angels Camp is best known for famous visitor Mark Twain and his story of the “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras,” there’s more than just frogs in this Gold Rush town.

For travelers looking to delve into Gold Rush history, there’s no better place to start than the Angels Camp Museum. The 3-acre historical park features one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as an overshot waterwheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore carts and even a working model of a famous stamp mill.

The museum also features Mark Twain and Medicine in the Gold Rush exhibits.

The museum offers a free scavenger hunt for children, with a prize at the end, and a gold panning experience. 

Angels Camp is also home to Altaville School, one of the oldest and best preserved little red school houses in the state, and the Sam Choy Chinese Mercantile tells the story of the Chinese culture in the town.

Angels Camp is one of the most picturesque historic downtowns in California’s Gold Country. Historic downtown Angels Camp is home to charming, boutique shops, the Calaveras Visitors Center, a bakery, two restaurants and the Utica Hotel, which is currently undergoing restoration. Stroll Main Street using our historic walk tour map in the back of the Calaveras Visitors Guide, and enjoy the Frog Hop of Fame.

The Frog Hop of Fame is not only a fun attraction, it’s a glimpse through history into the tradition of frog naming and it’s a demonstration of family dedication to the contest. There are multiple wins by several families over the years, there are crazy and creative frog names, and there are impressive jumps. There is also one plaque with a peculiar jump length in honor of the frog from the famous story. We will let you discover its unique attribute and location.

Lemon Tree Bakery Coffee Shop is a one-stop shop for coffee and baked good needs. They have everything from scones, muffins, fresh bagels, cookies and homemade bread. 

Pickled Porch Cafe offers a huge selection of delicious smoked tri-tip, chicken, and turkey sandwiches and salads.  Enjoy an amazing bloody mary, margarita, or glass of wine or craft beer on the porch while watching small town life quietly do its thing.

Angels Creek Cafe serves up casual American, homestyle food seven days a week in a cozy, homey atmosphere. Reviewers rave about the gravy here.