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Placer County Historical Museum

Auburn, CA
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Good for a few minutes

Interesting little museum. Learned a few things about the area. A few hands on things for kids and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ally G
Auburn, California
via mobile
Great excuse to check out this great old building!

Interesting, low key, a great way to step out of the weather and have an interlude between more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auburn, California
via mobile
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“placer county” (11 reviews)
Auburn, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting little museum. Learned a few things about the area. A few hands on things for kids and a good little movie. Fun to go the old building. Took my parents and 9 year old daughter.

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting, low key, a great way to step out of the weather and have an interlude between more intensive activities. I learned things I never would have found just ‘surfing’ the internet.

Thank robgriffith5365
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My brother was in World War II and was actually MP stationed in Auburn to help protect the railways. The pictures of that era were very interesting to me.

Thank bumblebeas
Reviewed 23 September 2017

There is no entrance fee so it's hard to beat. The volunteer staff were very good and extremely friendly. Gave me a nice overview and history of the area. It's small but nice.

Thank Howie72
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The building is still in use, so the museum itself is only on the first floor. In fact, we almost didn't go in, because the building doesn't look old enough to be a museum at all and we thought we'd gotten lost somehow.

1  Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I LOVE small museums with tales of history. Located in the historic courthouse, you will enjoy the tales of the jail, newspaper clippings, old phones, gold discovery docs and more.

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The museum is beautifully restored, and well appointed. Well worth a stop on your adventure. Auburn is a worthwhile destination for sure. So much California history here!

Thank Welink
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A very local funky museum with lots of fun exhibits including what happened to the hat? (and the suspects in its disappearance) this exhibit includes some great vintage women's hats. Plus lots of mining exhibits and exhibits of regional interest. Enjoyed the museum on a...More

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very interesting historical museum about the early start of Auburn and the gold rush. Only takes about 30 minutes to review. Across the street from the Saturday Farmers Market.

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a must stop on your tour of Auburn. this beautiful restored, working courthouse features one of the only womans holding jail cell left standing { in this case located under the courthouse outer stairs ] from around the late 1800s, Inside is the...More

Thank karenann d
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