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Placer County Historical Museum

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Address: Auburn, CA

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Interesting Placer County Museum in Historic Courthouse

This little gem of a museum has quite a range of exhibits. There is much information about Auburn- The Endurance Capita- related to the Tevis Cup 100 mile horseback endurance ride... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little gem of a museum has quite a range of exhibits. There is much information about Auburn- The Endurance Capita- related to the Tevis Cup 100 mile horseback endurance ride from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Auburn and also the 100-mile endurance run. There are even gold nuggets! There is a nice display of arrowheads and a display of... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

American Indians and the Gold Rush had two different implications on the local history but the exhibits in the Museum do well in telling both stories. There are several displays of Indian Crafts, baskets, clothes, plus tools and other objects from the early days of the Gold Rush. The displays are a bit dark and hard to read accompanying placards... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Need to fill some time in Auburn and was totally surprised. Great museum! Well presented, nice artifacts plus it was free. The gold nuggets on display are amazing.

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Auburn, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I have lived in the Auburn Area for fifteen years and only last year did I visit the Placer County Historical Museum. What a Gem hidden the foothills, just off Hwy 80.

Thank John I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nice little museum inside the restored county courthouse. For me the main attraction was the huge gold nugget. Don't think about taking it home though, it is well protected is a special vault.

Thank Richard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

It is a great building to visit. It is a supremely large brick building with a capital cupola on the top that is reminiscent of the style of government building in the 19th century. It's very well kept and is a great example of what some of the old building in Auburn looked like during the gold rush period. In... More 

Thank RPata
Northern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

A great place to bring visiting friends that would enjoy some of the history of Old Auburn. It took about an hour and a half to walk around all the sites of old town and the docent was knowledgeable and full of information. Every Saturday morning.....try to pick a cool day as it can get pretty hot during summer months.

Thank Blooms65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

This museum has all the modern amenities one would expect in this century, yet in an historical setting. Great displays and comfortable for any age. A real winner.

Thank hezymac
Bonita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Beneath the historic Placer County building, the museum takes up several rooms and hallways. Arrowheads, baskets, gold nuggets, and other remnants of early days are well displayed with informative signs. We enjoyed it.

Thank Nancy L
Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a historic court house abd is still in use for trials. The musem has many artifacts from the history of our area.

Thank Connie H

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