Visit Calico Ghost Town Saturday and Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2023 from 9am-5pm as they host Calico California Days event celebrating the historical timeline of the early settlements with educational displays about California’s history, games and contests for the entire family, live entertainment, crafts for kids, and much more. California became the 31st state to enter the Union on September 9, 1850. This new event will coincide with National California Day that recognizes the Golden State every year on February 22.
Calico Ghost Town is an Old West silver mining town that was established in 1881 but abandoned in the mid-1890s after silver lost its value. Calico has a rich history of mining. At the height of its wealth, Calico produced about $87 million in silver and $45 million in borax in more than 500 mines, including the Silver King, Waterloo, Bismark and Maggie Mines.
Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950’s architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880’s. Calico received State Historical Landmark 782. In 2005, the town received a proclamation by the governor recognized as California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town.
Daily admission: Adult $10, Youth 4-11yrs $5, and children under 3 Free.
Calico Ghost Town is located at 36600 Ghost Town Road in Yermo, CA 92398 just 15 miles northeast of Barstow, California.