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Address: 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603
Phone Number: +1 530-889-6500
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Located in the heart of Gold Rush territory, this museum explores the...

Located in the heart of Gold Rush territory, this museum explores the history and legacy of this exciting era.

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Don't miss this museum--good chance to see large gold nuggets!

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. It has many local artifacts relating to Auburn and the gold rush history of the area. A great film runs continuously giving additional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2015
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Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. It has many local artifacts relating to Auburn and the gold rush history of the area. A great film runs continuously giving additional historic information. A must see on a visit to Auburn

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grass valley, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I was very surprised at the quantity and quality of Indian artifacts they have! What a wonderful little museum! Well maintained and displayed. I would recommend stopping by!

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Rohnert Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Auburn is a neat little city with its share of old-time gold miners' history, yet enough charm and sophistication for today's travelers. Neat "grand" buildings reflecting its heyday in addition to funky but well-maintained structures of its heyday. Museum retains much of its original character. Auburn is a neat town to visit and lots to do for overnight visitors. Can... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

The story begins with this museum and the area history. Worth the trip and time. Recommended. Its a great history to be learned in this area. The last of the old west history.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This museum housed in the rustic and refurbished jewel in Auburn. I was fortunate to have an inside view of one of the original courtrooms. I stood in the holding cell where the accused stayed until they were called to the courtroom. This was a very dismal concrete cell block. There was a large gold nugget in one of the... More 

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

The museum isn't very big, but they do sell bags with small flecks of gold, so the kids can actually pan for gold. The museum was very informative about the life of a prospector and mining. Plus, it is free, so that was nice.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

So many people who live in Auburn don't even visit this great museum. There is so much fantastic history in this museum. The Auburn Courthouse is a very well known place for many famous cases. The old courhouse rooms are still with very rich and lush woods. The museum gives us a birds eye view of the Gold Country in... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

Here's a hint for finding it - When you drive into the designated area, drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right. There is parking right in front of the museum. This will make it much easier of less able bodied people to get there. Lots of Gold Country history, a mine to walk through and a reproduction... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

If you don’t have the time to drive to the Empire Mine State Historic Park, make a visit to the Gold Country Museum in Auburn. My five-year old grandson had a great time panning for gold right inside the museum, thanks to the very helpful museum volunteer. There’s a small hard rock mine display and other exhibits on gold mining... More 

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Placerville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Check it out if you are into Gold Country historical stuff.

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