Gold Nugget Museum

Phone: 530.872-8722
Fax: 530.872.1050
502 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA

Welcome to the museum

Welcome to the Gold Nugget Museum

The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated in 1973. Our mission is to preserve and protect The Ridge heritage through our collection and artifacts and with community education programs. More...

Contact Information

Street Address

502 Pearson Road,
Paradise, CA 95967

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(530) 872-8722



Gold Nugget Museum, Noon-4:00 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday

Paradise Depot Museum, Noon-4:00 p.m., Weekends and Holidays


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These are the people who help make the museum possible:


Days of Living History

September 13, 2014

September 13-14, 11am-4pm

Come experience crafts and events reminiscent of 1850-1950's.  Great Family activity.  $5 entrance fee includes all activities.  Food is available for a small fee.

Posted on August 13, 2014, at 1:57 pm

Memorials available

The Gold Nugget Museum is once again offering memorial benches and picnic tables to honor family and friends. A well-crafted, sturdy wooden park bench with a handsome bronze plaque can be ordered for a donation of $300. The picnic tables, with two attached benches providing seating for six, are available for a $500 donation. You will choose the wording on the plaque and have a choice of attractive placement sites on the grounds. For further information, contact Thea Max at 877-8174.

Posted on September 2, 2009, at 12:50 pm

Come, join the Museum

Join the Gold Nugget Museum today! Members are invited to tours, lectures, and parties. They receive a monthly newsletter, twice-yearly Tales of the Paradise Ridge, the annual Gold Nugget Days tabloid, the Dogtown Nugget, and a ten percent discount at the Museum gift shop. For more information, contact the Museum at 530-872-8722.

Posted on April 27, 2009, at 12:28 pm

Build your legacy: Make a gift to the future

Remember the Gold Nugget and Paradise Depot Museums

The Gold Nugget and the Paradise Depot Museums preserve the past for the present and the future.

The repository of the treasures and memories of the Paradise Ridge, the Museums are home to exhibits and programs that educate and delight everyone who visits.

As an independent non-profit corporation, the Museums rely on support of the community to survive. The past and future need YOU.

One of the easiest ways to give to the Museums is in your will or trust. You can do so through the Paradise Community Foundation or by working with your personal estate planner. Your heirs receive the tax benefits, while the Museums are able to continue with their mission of preserving the history of the ridge for future generations to enjoy.

Posted on April 27, 2009, at 12:18 pm

Visit the Depot Museum

Want to see a working, small-scale train? Learn about train history on the Ridge? Visit the Depot Museum. The Depot Museum is open from noon to 4:00 p.m. on weekends.  

Posted on April 27, 2009, at 12:17 pm