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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The Gold Nugget Days melodrama, "Trouble Bubbles at the Gold Springs Hotel," will be performed on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.


Don't miss this tale of mystery, romance, and skullduggery. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Gold Nugget Museum, PIP Printing, Wilson Printing, PostNet, Izzy's Burger Spa (Paradise and Magalia locations), The UPS Store, Jaki's Hilltop Café, and at the door.

Posted on April 16, 2015, at 7:34 pm

Gold Nugget Days! Tales of Gold

April 23, 2015

The 2015 Gold Nugget Days will take place April 23-26. This Year's theme is "Tales of Gold" Opening Ceremonies, Queen Contest and Whiskerino Contest will take place on April 23.  On Saturday April 25 The Donkey Derby, Parade, Cowboy Deep Pit BBQ and Country Faire.  The Melodrama will be performed Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the PPAC.  Sunday, April 26 the Doggone Doggy Contest returns to the Museum. Come join us in this annual community wide event!

Posted on February 6, 2015, at 6:04 pm

Days of Living History

September 12, 2015

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 February 6, 2015, at 5:53 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