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Very cute. Definitely adds historical character

Located in the middle of Main Street, this bell tower dates back to the Gold Rush. It's a fine... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Mark D
Weatherford, Texas
Meet me at the tower

Cool landmark in the center of historic Main Street. Great spot to meet friends near during street... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
Placerville, California
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Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.
451 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5637
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Located in the middle of Main Street, this bell tower dates back to the Gold Rush. It's a fine centerpiece for the historic downtown, and probably has more function than I'm aware. When we visited, it was decorated as a beer stein for their beer...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Bell Tower is one of many preserved structures contributing to the charm of Main St. This represents the fascinating history of Main St..

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Cool landmark in the center of historic Main Street. Great spot to meet friends near during street closures which happen for community events like Christmas parade, tree lighting, brew fest, etc

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

The old Hang Town Bell Tower sits in the middle of the downtown in Placerville, where it's been for more than 100 years. The community uses it as a gathering place in downtown, particularly the farmer's market, and it has deep historical roots that are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank porsche74s
Reviewed January 1, 2018

The Bell Tower adds a sense of the “rough and ready” of the Old West Gold Rush to the center of Placerville. Built in the late 1800s, the Bell Tower was the fire alarm for the community after a few disastrous fires nearly wiped out...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank ValleyPrimrose
Reviewed December 30, 2017

This is a central meeting place for our parades, carriage rides, farmer's market, charity events, dances and such.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kip F
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Loved seeing the Bell Tower. It was in the center of town and added to it's charm. They were giving free stagecoach rides nearby, which added to the fun atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Emily D
Reviewed October 15, 2017

When you get to the Bell Tower you are right near the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi. We went to a lot of nice antique stores and boutiques but the most interesting place was the old hardware store. I think it is from...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed October 1, 2017

it is a old bell tower they used years ago. 1800 plus years. alot of gold miners lived in this town. very much historic history in this town.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank doris3591
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

This landmark was draped in a beer yellow plastic sheet to highlight the impending beer festival- quaintly amusing

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DavidG897
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