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Meet me at the tower

Cool landmark in the center of historic Main Street. Great spot to meet friends near during street... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie C
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Placerville, California
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Bell Tower a Part of Placerville History

The old Hang Town Bell Tower sits in the middle of the downtown in Placerville, where it's been for... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
porsche74s
,
Granite Bay, California
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool landmark in the center of historic Main Street. Great spot to meet friends near during street closures which happen for community events like Christmas parade, tree lighting, brew fest, etc

Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The old Hang Town Bell Tower sits in the middle of the downtown in Placerville, where it's been for more than 100 years. The community uses it as a gathering place in downtown, particularly the farmer's market, and it has deep historical roots that are...More

1  Thank porsche74s
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Bell Tower adds a sense of the “rough and ready” of the Old West Gold Rush to the center of Placerville. Built in the late 1800s, the Bell Tower was the fire alarm for the community after a few disastrous fires nearly wiped out...More

1  Thank ValleyPrimrose
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a central meeting place for our parades, carriage rides, farmer's market, charity events, dances and such.

Thank Kip F
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

1  Thank PaulO_MindyO
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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
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