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Placer County Historical Museum

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Cute and Charming and Gulp

This is a quick little spot to enjoy for an hour or so. Lots of history and stories. This beautiful... read more

Reviewed today
Angela A
Auburn, California
A lot of history in a little museum

A charming little museum on the 1st floor of what is still an active county courthouse. Free... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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Reviewed today

This is a quick little spot to enjoy for an hour or so. Lots of history and stories. This beautiful spacious building was our courthouse, and a WOMAN'S JAIL. If you go check out where they kept those bad girls. It wasn't a simple time...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location in the old court house with lots of local history of the area form native american and the gold rush, worth the time.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A charming little museum on the 1st floor of what is still an active county courthouse. Free admission and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to find this outstanding building, even from the highway. It’s nice to understand this was the former capitol of California. There is a free and interesting museum inside to visit.

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The building is quite striking as it can be sen from the freeway and from around the town. The museum is free and has interesting information about the indian tribes that lived in the area and also on the gold rush era and how the...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Located in the courthouse of Auburn it gives an overview of the history from the early days and Native Americans up to the building of the Interstate. Exhibition shows an Sheriff's office, gold coin collection and the most amusing display of " why there are...More

1  Thank eva1500
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a lovely old architectural court house that is still used today. The citizens of Auburn fund raised to restore it and it is now a noteworthy museum of the times and places in Placer County.

Thank Rhonda O
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The view of the outside of the Placer County Museum is worth the drive to Auburn in itself, beautiful. When you step inside, you can feel the rustic nature of what things must have been like in the late 1800's. Take your time and enjoy.

Thank Davenak
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a beautiful building. The museum is wonderful. The section on Native American relics is especially close to my heart as my Aunt donated all of the artifacts!

Thank Paige B
Reviewed 12 January 2018 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 AllyG99
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