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Placer County Courthouse

101 Maple St, Auburn, CA 95603-5026
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Terrific overview of Auburn/Placer County history

My husband and I have taken many friends and family to our beautiful Auburn courthouse museum and... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Diane A
,
Auburn, California
Beautiful building

Unfortunately I was not able to go inside as we were there after hours. But the building is... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Diana W
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Tehachapi, California
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101 Maple St, Auburn, CA 95603-5026
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My husband and I have taken many friends and family to our beautiful Auburn courthouse museum and have never been disappointed. Our visitors generally say "They had no idea of the history here" and "A very nice museum w/a nice collection". A hidden gem in...More

Thank Diane A
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Unfortunately I was not able to go inside as we were there after hours. But the building is beautiful especially at night when it is all lite up!

Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This Stunning piece of history has to see is a woman's jail under the steps of this court house from the mid 1800s. Its dirt and a bucket. There are floors of history that can't b missed. Accommodations for young and older adults are though...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very friendly guards let us in early to the open viewing. Very nice museum set up. Indian baskets and history, took picture of "wanted" individual from our group, Love the "hat" display, stage coach and train display. Do have a donation container.

Thank Lav W
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were able to park right in their lot. The museum is free (you can give a donation). It is very cute and it caters to school children, which is a nice touch!

Thank sharon S
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a super site to review some of the history of the gold rush inspired growth of the sierra foothills. It's small but located in the old Auburn courthouse.

Thank j m
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Check out the well-curated museum on the first floor, and the fully restored courtroom, still in use, on the 3rd floor.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is the old county courthouse that was built during the heyday of the gold rush in and around the Auburn area. Multi-story, brick building with columns and grand entry ways were the norm back then, and they are kept in great shape for today's...More

Thank RPata
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a really beautiful courthouse from back in the day. Parking can be limiting as this is still an active court house with cases going on daily. The floors are beautiful. The wood is beautiful. Go upstairs to the 2nd floor just to look...More

Thank FoothillWoman51
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I had to do some business at the Placer County Courthouse one day and was shocked to see a WONDERFUL American Indian Museum there! They had a wonderful collection of artifacts. I would recommend a trip with the kids or for anyone actually! Enjoy!

Thank mjnightingale
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