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Placerville Historical Museum

Placerville, CA
+1 530-626-0773
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The attendants were the golden treasure we were looking for.

Go to this museum for tourism advice on the weekends. The attendants are very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Stephen B
Clemson, South Carolina
Nice tour of building and its history...

Really friendly volunteers at the museum, enjoyed the history and the time spent there. Worth... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Jeff L
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Located in the oldest building in Placerville.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“main street” (3 reviews)
“gold rush” (5 reviews)
“mining” (4 reviews)
Placerville, CA
+1 530-626-0773
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Go to this museum for tourism advice on the weekends. The attendants are very knowledgeable and were excellent storytellers. They got us excited about the area and helped us plan the rest of our day.

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Really friendly volunteers at the museum, enjoyed the history and the time spent there. Worth checking out!

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Find out what Placer mining is and learn about how the gold rush affected this area. Don't bother with the walking tour of Main Street. I'd rather look around inside the museum, because Main Street isn't anywhere near as interesting as this building.

1  Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very small museum with some interesting collections from local residents. There is a brochure of historical buildings that is offered, as well, if one is interested in walking through the town.

2  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not a lot of people visit this museum which is a shame because it is a gem for anybody interested in the history of Placerville and the surrounding Gold Country. Going through the doors is to pass through a magic portal into the past. Please,...More

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Quick visit, quick stop! Small but very informative on the town's history. Really enjoyed. It's free, just gave a small donation to help out. Really sweet couple working there as well!

4  Thank Diana S
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The building and interior furnishings and pictures were informative and the docents knowledgeable of the early years of Placerville. All seem to be from about 1850.

1  Thank PGT4UPGT4U
Reviewed 27 May 2016

My friend and I stopped here on a quick getaway. We both love learning about local history and this place was a little gem. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Madrigal95640
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a darling museum owned by and run by the El Dorado County Historical Society. Dry Diggins, then Hangtown, and now Placerville was the site of early gold rush activity beginning 1848 after gold was discovered 7 miles way at Sutters Mill in Colma,...More

1  Thank TravelPeanut
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The 2 ladies manning the place were great. Educational, friendly and were even ready to be educated more. They can help miners trying to get educated on traditional mining districts and the area history.

1  Thank familyman86426
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