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Bell Tower

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Address: Placerville, CA 95667

Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.

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Beautiful Historic Bell Tower

Historic Bell Tower located in the middle of historic Placerville. They have it decorated with hanging flower baskets.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
San Marcos, California
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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It's Placerville's main landmark, it's historic, it's photograph-able. They have a farmers market there Wednesdays.

Thank Allison K
Garden Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very nice artifact left from when it would be used to call out the volunteer firefighters to combat the all too frequent fires that plagued the gold rush towns.

Thank Kerry K
San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Historic Bell Tower located in the middle of historic Placerville. They have it decorated with hanging flower baskets.

Thank csarchibald
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you come to Placerville you can't miss it. It's not particularly impressive but every Wednesday evening it's the home to a small but nice farmers market. It also comes alive during the events held on Main street. During Brewfest it's made to look like a giant beer mug and it's strung with lights for the holidays. It's cool but... More 

Thank Michael K
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We went to the Farmers Market which is held in the Bell Tower area on Wednesdays during the summer. It is on Wednesdays 5 pm till dusk. There were a variety of fruit, vegetable, food, and flower vendors.

Thank mini
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I invited everyone how stay close to visit the town it worth it. I really love this small charming town, their street and people were amazing.

Thank Beatriz D
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Cool part of Placerville's history. Located in the center of main street, it has been seen in many photo's of Placerville, both current and in the past.

Thank Pam Z
Monterey County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Lower end of town and many places to see besides the Bell Tower. Worth your time to stop in Placerville!

Thank Caroline S
Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

The Bell Tower is on Main Street. It is very visible, which makes it a good place to meet up with others in your party if they have different shopping interests. Just a couple of warnings: cars do drive all the way around the base of the Bell Tower, so be careful if you try to walk under it. Also,... More 

Thank NobodyNobodyAtAll
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Great place to start for a visit to Placerville. There is a large parking garage tucked discreetly out of the way near the Bell Tower. Walk along the Old Town section of Main Street both East and West from the Bell Tower. Lots of restaurants, unique local business and the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi. Ask to see... More 

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