Bodie State Historic Park

State Route 270
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Local phone: 760-616-5040


Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Hours of Operation: Hours are 9am-6pm April 1-October 31; 9am - 4pm November 1-March 31.

Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.

The Bodie Museum is currently closed.

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 1498 reviews

A fascinating glimpse into the Gold mining past - don’t miss it.
This is a fascinating glimpse into the Gold Rush of 140 years ago. As you approach the Bodie, the road just disappears and you are on a gravel / rock track, but no problem for the car. The town...
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Pretty cool, actually
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to be super interested. I shouldn’t have passed on the $3 brochure. It actually details out what the buildings were used for, however, it was just as fun guessing by...
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