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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Dutch Oven Cook-Off

August 8, 2015

August 8--Let's get together and have some fun! Cooks compete for cash prizes for their desserts, main dishes, and breads. 

Gates open at 10 a.m. Free entry. Sampler plates are $7. 

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Posted on July 29, 2015, at 1:29 pm

All About Fruit Labels

Sunday Speaker: Laurie Noble will discuss the history and evolution of fruit labels, including those used by Noble Orchards. See Laurie's collection, including the famous Sawmill Peak label. August 16 at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Posted on July 29, 2015, at 12:58 pm

Days of Living History

September 12, 2015

September 12-13, 2015, 11am-4pm

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

Posted on July 19, 2015, at 4:22 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