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Two rooms with some interesting local history. Who knew bottled water was a need in the gold mining times? Bottles were recycled too! There is a historic walking tour map. Ask about the two punishments for breaking the law.
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.
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.
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
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