California’s Eastern Sierra

Friends of Bodie Day

  • Location: Bodie State Historic Park
  • Dates: August 7, 2020 - August 8, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: State Route 270 / Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
  • Phone: (760) 932-7574

Come enjoy a day from the past! This event is open to the public with regular park admission. 

August 10th will be a day to remember as we gather for Friends of Bodie and to celebrate the life of the man who started it all, Mr. Bodey. You will not want to miss the reenactments of that strange day in 1879 when several men escorted the bones of W.S. Bodey to town. The discoverer of gold in these hills died in a snow storm twenty years earlier where his remains were buried in an unmarked grave. You will hear the true story from several perspectives and perhaps solve the mystery of the ‘Bones of Bodey’ as we celebrate with music, food and special tours.


Member's Only:

The members evening program will be full of soul stories as we experience the cemetery come to life. You don’t want to miss out so be sure to RSVP as soon as you receive your invite. Last year this event was sold out and we anticipate that this year will too!!

You will be able to reserve your dinner(s) at our online store, or by mailing in the reservation form with your check.


  • You must be a CURRENT member to attend the after-hours events.
  • PLEASE check in at the Membership table in front of the Red Barn as soon as possible.
  • Period costumes are encouraged, but ALL firearms and replicas are PROHIBITED!

If you have any questions, please call: (760) 647-6564 

Friends of Bodie Day