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Placer County Historical Museum

Auburn, CA
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a step back in time

This is a beautiful building. The museum is wonderful. The section on Native American relics is... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Paige B
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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 12 January 2018
Ally G
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Auburn, California
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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
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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 Ally G
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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