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Good place to duck in to get a break from the weather

Interesting, low key, historic displays, a nice break from the weather and as an interlude for... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Auburn, California
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Early Placerville County

We stopped at the museum after having lunch and before the Christmas Parade. The museum provides... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Jim K
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Located in the heart of Gold Rush territory, this museum explores the history and legacy of this exciting era.
1273 High St, Auburn, CA 95603-5016
+1 530-889-6500
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting, low key, historic displays, a nice break from the weather and as an interlude for other more active activities. Plus I learned a lot: so much better than just looking something up on the internet!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the museum after having lunch and before the Christmas Parade. The museum provides overview of early Placer County history. It also includes the Placer County Gold collection, the renowned Pate Collection of American Indian artifacts.

1  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Our family of 5, 6 and 11 year old daughters thoroughly enjoyed the museum. It was a great surprise and well worth a quick stop. It is just starting out but easily accessed from Hwy 80, easy parking and free! Not to miss as an...More

Thank Markhopski
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

Thank TR4ABill
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!

1  Thank mjnightingale
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....More

1  Thank VistaGina
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.

2  Thank Thomas B
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...More

3  Thank GrammyJ43
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.

6  Thank Joel81679
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...More

1  Thank GrammyJ43
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