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Gold Country Museum

1273 High St, Auburn, CA 95603-5016
+1 530-889-6500
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Don't miss this museum--good chance to see large gold nuggets!

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. It has many local artifacts relating to Auburn and the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2015
Auburn, California

I was very surprised at the quantity and quality of Indian artifacts they have! What a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
grass valley, ca
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Located in the heart of Gold Rush territory, this museum explores the history and legacy of this exciting era.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
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10 Sep 2015
“Don't miss this museum--good chance to see large gold nuggets!”
8 Jul 2015
1273 High St, Auburn, CA 95603-5016
+1 530-889-6500
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. It has many local artifacts relating to Auburn and the gold rush history of the area. A great film runs continuously giving additional historic information. A must see on a visit to Auburn

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

I was very surprised at the quantity and quality of Indian artifacts they have! What a wonderful little museum! Well maintained and displayed. I would recommend stopping by!

1  Thank mjnightingale
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Auburn is a neat little city with its share of old-time gold miners' history, yet enough charm and sophistication for today's travelers. Neat "grand" buildings reflecting its heyday in addition to funky but well-maintained structures of its heyday. Museum retains much of its original character....More

1  Thank VistaGina
Reviewed 3 December 2014

The story begins with this museum and the area history. Worth the trip and time. Recommended. Its a great history to be learned in this area. The last of the old west history.

2  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This museum housed in the rustic and refurbished jewel in Auburn. I was fortunate to have an inside view of one of the original courtrooms. I stood in the holding cell where the accused stayed until they were called to the courtroom. This was a...More

3  Thank GrammyJ43
Reviewed 15 June 2013

The museum isn't very big, but they do sell bags with small flecks of gold, so the kids can actually pan for gold. The museum was very informative about the life of a prospector and mining. Plus, it is free, so that was nice.

6  Thank Joel81679
Reviewed 4 December 2012

So many people who live in Auburn don't even visit this great museum. There is so much fantastic history in this museum. The Auburn Courthouse is a very well known place for many famous cases. The old courhouse rooms are still with very rich and...More

1  Thank GrammyJ43
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Here's a hint for finding it - When you drive into the designated area, drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right. There is parking right in front of the museum. This will make it much easier of less able bodied people to...More

4  Thank Annieelf
Reviewed 1 September 2012

If you don’t have the time to drive to the Empire Mine State Historic Park, make a visit to the Gold Country Museum in Auburn. My five-year old grandson had a great time panning for gold right inside the museum, thanks to the very helpful...More

2  Thank janb9
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Check it out if you are into Gold Country historical stuff.

1  Thank DaisyS01
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