handmade confections
for 5 generations

Locations & Hours


Our flagship store is an active and important part of Columbia State Historic Park. We make 80-85% of all our confections; those we don’t make, we offer the finest available. All three stores carry our wide variety of selections. Peer into the large kitchen area in Columbia, to see candies being made using equipment and techniques from the 1800s.

USA Today included Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen among the top 10 sweet shops across America.

Columbia State Historic Park
Main Street P.O. Box 191
Columbia, California 95310
(209) 532-7886


The Murphys store is centrally located downtown in the charming town of Murphys, close to many shops and restaurants.

380 Main Street
Murphys, California 95247
(209) 728-2820


Our Sonora store is convenient to many other specialty boutiques in the Junction shopping Center in East Sonora. Just follow Mono Way east from Highway 108.

The Junction Shopping Center
13769 “M” Mono Way
Sonora, California 95370
(209) 588-1898