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Placer County Historical Museum

Auburn, CA
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Small, but worth the visit

The building is still in use, so the museum itself is only on the first floor. In fact, we almost... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Retrohippie
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Small but highly interesting museum

I LOVE small museums with tales of history. Located in the historic courthouse, you will enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darlene L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is still in use, so the museum itself is only on the first floor. In fact, we almost didn't go in, because the building doesn't look old enough to be a museum at all and we thought we'd gotten lost somehow.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE small museums with tales of history. Located in the historic courthouse, you will enjoy the tales of the jail, newspaper clippings, old phones, gold discovery docs and more.

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The museum is beautifully restored, and well appointed. Well worth a stop on your adventure. Auburn is a worthwhile destination for sure. So much California history here!

Thank Welink
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A very local funky museum with lots of fun exhibits including what happened to the hat? (and the suspects in its disappearance) this exhibit includes some great vintage women's hats. Plus lots of mining exhibits and exhibits of regional interest. Enjoyed the museum on a...More

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very interesting historical museum about the early start of Auburn and the gold rush. Only takes about 30 minutes to review. Across the street from the Saturday Farmers Market.

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a must stop on your tour of Auburn. this beautiful restored, working courthouse features one of the only womans holding jail cell left standing { in this case located under the courthouse outer stairs ] from around the late 1800s, Inside is the...More

Thank karenann d
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This little gem of a museum has quite a range of exhibits. There is much information about Auburn- The Endurance Capita- related to the Tevis Cup 100 mile horseback endurance ride from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Auburn and also the 100-mile endurance run. There...More

Thank GrandmaJEB
Reviewed 11 October 2016

American Indians and the Gold Rush had two different implications on the local history but the exhibits in the Museum do well in telling both stories. There are several displays of Indian Crafts, baskets, clothes, plus tools and other objects from the early days of...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Need to fill some time in Auburn and was totally surprised. Great museum! Well presented, nice artifacts plus it was free. The gold nuggets on display are amazing.

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I have lived in the Auburn Area for fifteen years and only last year did I visit the Placer County Historical Museum. What a Gem hidden the foothills, just off Hwy 80.

Thank John I
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