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Bell Tower

451 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5637
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Very cute. Definitely adds historical character

Located in the middle of Main Street, this bell tower dates back to the Gold Rush. It's a fine... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Mark D
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Weatherford, Texas
Main St. Historical Icon

The Bell Tower is one of many preserved structures contributing to the charm of Main St. This... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
dsaxtonCalifornia
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Placerville, California
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Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.
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451 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5637
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"hardware store"
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"main street"
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"gathering place"
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"beer festival"
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"christmas parade"
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"unique shops"
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"gold rush"
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"historic downtown"
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"couple of hours"
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"landmark"
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"fires"
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"community"
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"history"
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"centerpiece"
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Located in the middle of Main Street, this bell tower dates back to the Gold Rush. It's a fine centerpiece for the historic downtown, and probably has more function than I'm aware. When we visited, it was decorated as a beer stein for their beer...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The Bell Tower is one of many preserved structures contributing to the charm of Main St. This represents the fascinating history of Main St..

Thank dsaxtonCalifornia
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Cool landmark in the center of historic Main Street. Great spot to meet friends near during street closures which happen for community events like Christmas parade, tree lighting, brew fest, etc

Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The old Hang Town Bell Tower sits in the middle of the downtown in Placerville, where it's been for more than 100 years. The community uses it as a gathering place in downtown, particularly the farmer's market, and it has deep historical roots that are...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Bell Tower adds a sense of the “rough and ready” of the Old West Gold Rush to the center of Placerville. Built in the late 1800s, the Bell Tower was the fire alarm for the community after a few disastrous fires nearly wiped out...More

1  Thank ValleyPrimrose
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a central meeting place for our parades, carriage rides, farmer's market, charity events, dances and such.

Thank Kip F
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Loved seeing the Bell Tower. It was in the center of town and added to it's charm. They were giving free stagecoach rides nearby, which added to the fun atmosphere.

Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

When you get to the Bell Tower you are right near the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi. We went to a lot of nice antique stores and boutiques but the most interesting place was the old hardware store. I think it is from...More

Thank ManitouExpert
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

it is a old bell tower they used years ago. 1800 plus years. alot of gold miners lived in this town. very much historic history in this town.

Thank doris3591
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This landmark was draped in a beer yellow plastic sheet to highlight the impending beer festival- quaintly amusing

Thank David G
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