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Placer County Historical Museum

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Rich museum history in a great location

Hidden gem in Auburn; lots of Placer county historic artifacts and information. Great short video of local history

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Hidden gem in Auburn; lots of Placer county historic artifacts and information. Great short video of local history

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are visiting Auburn, take 30 minutes to visit the museum in the historic courthouse. Fascinating artifacts represent key developments in local and state history. Exhibits are rotated periodically. As a lawyer, I stop in to look through the museum whenever I have a case at the old courthouse--which still operates as a courthouse on the 2nd 3rd and... More 

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I've lived here many years and only recently visited this museum. It is located in the ground level of the beautiful Auburn Courthouse and while the featured display varies, thematically, the ongoing presentations are great. The lighting makes the cases easy to read, the docents are welcoming and full of information, and especially in the heat of the summer the... More 

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Auburn, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A very interesting beautiful old building. There is a short historic walk that was very nice, ending up in 'Old Auburn".

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very interesting step back in time to see and experience Placer County's history...interactive, informative, great docent. Don't miss the sheriff's office and ladies' cells under the stairway. We felt our age at the development of technology exhibit showing the "old" computer of 1981!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Free museum! It's small, but quite informative, and the person working there was friendly. It talks about more than just the gold mining aspect and goes into the highways coming in and technology as well. Take a few minutes to see what it's all about!

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Carmichael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a terrific museum for people who are interested in the history of the Auburn/Sacramento area and the people who came here to forge a new life. You'll be glad you came. And it is free!

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

If you are curious about the gold rush and the 49ers you have to see this museum. It will give you that special walk through history like no other can.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The museum currator is very nice and will even show you more photos of how the town was back then. Best of all its Free.

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San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This small museum is delightful. Our kids loved it and actually asked to visit the museum a second time. A lot of it had to do with the great friendly staff. We highly recommend this museum.

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