Shopping in Columbia
Expects to open in spring, 2014. Hours expected to be Mon-Sat 10-5. "Learn and do here. Demonstrations, Work Shops, Craft Skills learning historical connections, tutoring. Dolls, Patterns, Kits, Notics, Botkins, &c. &c. &c."
PARROTTS BLACKSMITH SHOP
Has a working forge and makes iron objects that are for sale, including horseshoes, crosses, candle holders, dinner bells, wire racks, hooks, and tables.
Candle dipping. You start with one of various shapes blanks and create a candle by dipping it into a sequence of waxes of different colors.
NELSON'S COLUMBIA CANDY KITCHEN
Hand-dipped chocolates, hard candy drops, peanut & other brittles, fudges, taffy, licorice, and lollipops.
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm.
COLUMBIA BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS
Books on historic themes, gifts, posters, 1850s toys, photos, Indian jewelry & wampum. Hats. Part of a historic variety store.
HOURS: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Opening and closing times may vary.
COLUMBIA KATE'S BOUTIQUE
Clothing & accessories.
HOURS: Mon-Sun 11am-4pm.
FANCY DRY GOODS & CLOTHING STORE
Shirts, hats, dresses, pants, vests, bandanas, gifts, books on quilting, cloth.
HOURS: Mon 10am-5pm, Tues-Wed closed, Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm. Open by appointment on Tuesday.
EBLER'S LEATHER & SADDLERY EMPORIUM
Leather goods, some tack (horse items). Leather item "reminiscent of the old West". Saddles, ropes, serapes. Belts and belt buckles. Journal covers, leather work gloves, purses, coin purses, key rings. Vests. Hats. "Experienced" boots and leather coats. Jewelry, moccasins.
HOURS: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm.
KAMICE'S PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT
Studio photographs visitors in 19th century costumes. Portrait and miniatures. Black & white, color tinted, or sepia tone.
HOURS: Mon 10am-5pm, Tues-Wed closed, Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm. (Winter hours)
MATELOT GULCH MINE SUPPLY STORE
Gifts, rocks & minerals, art objects made from minerals, gold nuggets, maps, mining supplies. Pan for gold in nearby sluice boxes.
HOURS: Mon 10:30am-4pm, Tues-Thurs midnightam-midnightam, Fri 10:30am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Also sometimes open on Wed or Thurs--Call
HOURS: Mon 10am-5pm, Tues-Wed closed, Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm. Open by appointment only on Tuesday.
Household goods, kitchenware, gifts, cookbooks, dining utensils, T-shirts, jewelry, toys, postcards, greeting cards.
HOURS: Mon-Tues closed, Wed-Sun 10am-4pm.
SEVEN SISTERS SOAP & CANDLE COMPANY
Candles and soaps, bath products, incense. Most of the candles and soaps are made in the store. Some imported soaps. Also sells candle making supplies, including wax, molds, wicks, fragrance oils, coloring, and essential oils. Beeswax.
TOWLE & LEAVITT
Gifts, jewelry, books on Gold Rush, housewares, T-shirts, soap, postcards, greeting cards, posters, toys, minerals.
HOURS: Mon-Sun 9:30am-5pm.
This still working bank is in the D.O. Mills building, built in 1854 and housing the D. O. Mills bank. It has a secret passage that leads to the assay and smelting shop. ATM.