Colfax Area Historical Society (CAHS) and Colfax Heritage Museum

The Colfax Museum and Colfax Area Historical Society office is located at 99 Railroad Street, Colfax, California, in the restored Southern Pacific Passenger Depot.

Colfax is proud to have many local history enthusiasts who contribute regularly to historical research and preservation through their quarterly newsletter, support of researchers through the museum’s archives, and community activities.

CAHS members research and share the history of the Colfax Area, operate a museum, and work with other organizations to understand and appreciate local history.

Books about local history, train memorabilia, T-shirts, and other gift items are for sale in the museum’s gift shop, as well as cold drinks and snacks.

Directions: Take the Colfax off-ramp from I-80 (approximately 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, California). Follow the signs into town. Go to the crossing of the railroad on Grass Valley Street at the center of downtown Historic Colfax (Main Street and Grass Valley Streets). The Museum is located in the refurbished Colfax Passenger Depot at 99 Railroad Avenue, where the statue of Schuyler Colfax is standing on the south side of Grass Valley Street at the railroad crossing.

Mail for both the Colfax Heritage Museum and the Colfax Area Historical Society is received at PO Box 185, Colfax, CA 95713.

(530) 346-8599

Sunday: closed

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Photos @Copyright Dirk Gifford (Thank you, Dirk!)