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Bernhard Museum Complex

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Address: 291 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn, CA
Phone Number: 530-889-6500
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Unique place

We visited this morning and there were school kids there learning what life was like in the 1870's. The docents were full of history and information. There are lots of things to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
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Martinez, California
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Martinez, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We visited this morning and there were school kids there learning what life was like in the 1870's. The docents were full of history and information. There are lots of things to see, but unfortunately, the upstairs was closed to visitors. We plan to go back soon.

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182 reviews 182 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

THe Bernhard house is filled with many beautiful artifacts. My favorite room is the fully set dining room table. The original kitchen doesn't look like our modern kitchens of today. The Living History Program brings the parents and children back to the 1890's. Cooking is quite a challenge for the modern day chef. It is beautifully decorated for Christmas. The... 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

My favorite of the museums. It was once stagecoach stop then became a winery and private home. Lots of old carriages and wagons to see include a still function horse drawn hearse.

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Auburn, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I have enjoyed visiting the Bernhard Museum several times. It is an excellent example of what life in the Gold Country was "back in the day" for people with a good income. The exhibits inside the home are interesting. There are often activities for all ages. I suggest calling ahead or looking on line if you can.

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Auburn, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

A nice little place - would not travel just to go there, but if in town might as well stop by

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

This was definitely worth visiting. They have a guide that walks you through the house and explains all of the history there. It really makes it come alive. Better than walking through and reading signs. The guides are dressed in the costume of the time. There is no charge at all. There is just a jar for donations. Also, there... More 

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