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Gold Country Museum

1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603
530-889-6500
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Auburn
Type: History Museums
Activities: Prospecting
Description: Located in the heart of Gold Rush territory, this museum explores the history and legacy of this exciting era.
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English first
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138 reviews 138 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 very dismal concrete cell block. There was a large gold nugget in one of the... More

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Modesto, California
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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.

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NO CALIF
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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 lush woods. The museum gives us a birds eye view of the Gold Country in... More

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Turlock, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Here's a hint for finding it - When you drive into the designated area, drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right. There is parking right in front of the museum. This will make it much easier of less able bodied people to get there. Lots of Gold Country history, a mine to walk through and a reproduction... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

If you don’t have the time to drive to the Empire Mine State Historic Park, make a visit to the Gold Country Museum in Auburn. My five-year old grandson had a great time panning for gold right inside the museum, thanks to the very helpful museum volunteer. There’s a small hard rock mine display and other exhibits on gold mining... More

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Placerville, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Check it out if you are into Gold Country historical stuff.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

informative displays well done. Attendants well informed helpful and friendly

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Well maintained, very interesting historical artifacts.

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Reno
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

A interesting fee stop. If you engage the docents you will get a lot more out of it, figure about an hour. Younger kids have some areas where they can touch and feel things. This is a quick 1-2 room tour of various kinds of mining. Can be a little tricky finding but consider it a nice introduction to the... More

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