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Located in the oldest building in Placerville.
Placerville, CA
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Stopped in while we were in Placerville visiting family. Very hospitable staff and very knowledgeable .We were interested in finding areas to visit and were taken good care of. Thank you very much.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Scott W
Reviewed June 2, 2019

Very small museum but worth a trip. You can pick up a local walking guide and talk to some wonderul docents.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JanT56737
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Next time you pass through Placerville, swing by this place. Tiny museum but very interesting, there's some fascinating history in this town. Ask for the little walking tours map as well. Definitely a cute little stop!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jessica K
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

This was a really neat trip. The whole town is great to walk through. Check out the old hotel when there. The front desk actually let us check out some of the vacant rooms. Hit up the historical society so you get the great info...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CarlaB6
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum but has wonderful docents to fill you in on local history. There is an upstairs filled with some interesting items from Placerville's past

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jimkT3841HO
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Two rooms with some interesting local history. Who knew bottled water was a need in the gold mining times? Bottles were recycled too! There is a historic walking tour map. Ask about the two punishments for breaking the law.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank _dshull44
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Go to this museum for tourism advice on the weekends. The attendants are very knowledgeable and were excellent storytellers. They got us excited about the area and helped us plan the rest of our day.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Really friendly volunteers at the museum, enjoyed the history and the time spent there. Worth checking out!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JeffL3581
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Find out what Placer mining is and learn about how the gold rush affected this area. Don't bother with the walking tour of Main Street. I'd rather look around inside the museum, because Main Street isn't anywhere near as interesting as this building.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a very small museum with some interesting collections from local residents. There is a brochure of historical buildings that is offered, as well, if one is interested in walking through the town.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank 949sharonl
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