Chinese American Museum

Chinese American Museum of Northern California was founded in 2005 in the historical Marysville Chinatown. The building where the museum is housed is an original gold rush building built in 1858. It is located at the intersection of 1st and C Streets where the Chinese have fired the bombs for the Bok Kai Festival for over 150 years. The focus of the museum has been to keep the history and contributions of Chinese Americans alive. The Chinese built over thirty Chinatowns in California during the 1800s. Almost all have been destroyed or abandoned. The Marysville Chinatown is the last Chinatown of the gold rush era. It still has an active temple, Chinese school building, three Chinese associations, and a traditional Chinese festival.


Chinese American Museum
232 1st St,
Marysville, CA 95901