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Beautiful addition to the main street

Loved seeing the Bell Tower. It was in the center of town and added to it's charm. They were... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Emily D
When You Get to the Bell Tower Go Into the Old Hardware Store

When you get to the Bell Tower you are right near the oldest hardware store west of the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
ManitouExpert
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.
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451 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5637
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Loved seeing the Bell Tower. It was in the center of town and added to it's charm. They were giving free stagecoach rides nearby, which added to the fun atmosphere.

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When you get to the Bell Tower you are right near the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi. We went to a lot of nice antique stores and boutiques but the most interesting place was the old hardware store. I think it is from...More

Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 2 October 2017

it is a old bell tower they used years ago. 1800 plus years. alot of gold miners lived in this town. very much historic history in this town.

Thank doris3591
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This landmark was draped in a beer yellow plastic sheet to highlight the impending beer festival- quaintly amusing

Thank David G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Interesting read on the history of the bell tower and the town itself. Easily accessed on Main Street and a good place for a meeting point if a large group should split up.

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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
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
Reviewed 2 August 2016

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

Thank csarchibald
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...More

Thank Michael K
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.

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