Opened in 2006, the museum features not only tools that have been used in the United
States, but also tools from 4,000 years ago, including tools thought to be made by Egyptians
and Romans as far back as 400 B.C. A barbed-wire collection, old gas pumps, blacksmith tools
and 125 tools representing 51 different railroads provide insight into earlier days in the United
States. At last count the museum had over 11,000 tools and continues to grow each day. A gift
shop with interesting tool-related items and greeting cards is also available.
While at the museum be sure and check out the special monthly displays and an
interesting narrative and wrench that traces back to President Abraham Lincoln!
The museum is located at 1650 Broderick Street in Oroville, is open Monday through
Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. and Sundays from 11:45 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. Additional
information can be found by visiting the museum’s website at www.boltsantiquetools.com or by
calling the museum at (530) 538-2528 or the City of Oroville at (530) 538-2415.