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Placer County Courthouse

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Address: 101 Maple St., Auburn, CA
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Beautiful building!

My friend and I went here after a hike last weekend, and we were glad we made the effort to stop by! They have a great museum in the basement, and the building itself is stunning!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My friend and I went here after a hike last weekend, and we were glad we made the effort to stop by! They have a great museum in the basement, and the building itself is stunning!

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

Take a look at what the Gold Rush money bought back in the day. This is a lovely bit of architecture. Bring your camera. Its totally a place worth a pic.

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Pick a Saturday morning that's brisk and not too hot and go to the courthouse just before 10:00 for a great tour of old Auburn. It's free but allow yourself about two hours. You'll see so much history and when the tour is over, there are several good places to stop for lunch. Our favorite is Awful Annies.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Style and interesting history. Old jail use to be next door, but was torn down and built elsewhere. Reall close to Old Auburn, so convenient to visit.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nothing to dislike! Nice displays and a great film with lots of history. Docent at the desk was also full of information. Very friendly.

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Danville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Awesome museum about California and the gold rush. Spent an hour there. Farmer's market is across the street.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a beautiful courthouse from the 1800's with an interesting collection of California Indian artifacts and a great display of gold nuggets. It is easy to spend an hour here, Also a nice 10 minute film of the historic Lincoln Highway which went through the area. Auburn is a charming town and a nice place to spend a day.

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

First floor of the still-working courthouse is a free gold rush museum. Interesting exhibits and info, including raw gold samples from the area. Recommended.

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Auburn, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'm particularly fond of this courthouse as a my father was once a superior court judge here. As a child, I called it "Daddy's Courthouse". Aside from that familiarity, I would point out that this building sat for years in limbo while it was decided whether or not to restore or demolish it. Fortunately, it was saved, although the interior... More 

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Meadow Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Did you know there's a fossil bearing cave in the American River Canyon. Have you ever stood at the edge of a Native American Village in pre-Goldrush times. Have you ever seen a Gold Nugget Collection, or heard the story of Highway 40, The Lincoln Highway. How about peering into an under the stairs Woman's jail cell. If you haven't... More 

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