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Placer County Courthouse

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Address: 101 Maple St., Auburn, CA

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Biggest Building on the Tallest Hill in Town

This is the old county courthouse that was built during the heyday of the gold rush in and around the Auburn area. Multi-story, brick building with columns and grand entry ways... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the old county courthouse that was built during the heyday of the gold rush in and around the Auburn area. Multi-story, brick building with columns and grand entry ways were the norm back then, and they are kept in great shape for today's generation. The whole first floor is the Placer County Museum, made up of a wide... More 

Thank RPata
Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is a really beautiful courthouse from back in the day. Parking can be limiting as this is still an active court house with cases going on daily. The floors are beautiful. The wood is beautiful. Go upstairs to the 2nd floor just to look at it. The front entry steps can be aerobic! The museum once held more indian... More 

Thank FoothillWoman51
grass valley, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I had to do some business at the Placer County Courthouse one day and was shocked to see a WONDERFUL American Indian Museum there! They had a wonderful collection of artifacts. I would recommend a trip with the kids or for anyone actually! Enjoy!

Thank mjnightingale
Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I have lived in Auburn for over 30 years now and have enjoyed seeing this building every time I go into this area. A lovely sight and inside it is worthy of visiting. Be prepared to climb lots of stirs but there is a back entrance for those of you who cannot climb. ENJOY!

Thank 1927345
Auburn, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Wonderful historic county courthouse; architectural delight. Rich in history, lots of great woodwork--19th century construction

Thank TR4ABill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Placer County Courthouse is a fairly well-preserved and maintained historical landmark in Auburn, CA, the Placer County seat. It's situated on a rise in the Old Town and looks impressive from many vantage points in the city. The Courthouse is a working landmark and still houses the superior courts of the county, so it's inspiring to be in such... More 

Thank Christine B
Auburn, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the 4 remaining domed courthouses in California! Picturesque with a small museum inside. See the gold nuggets on display.

Thank auburnca
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Thomas B
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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