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Another gem of the foothills

This place is terrific and the all-volunteer docents make it so with their individualized... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Auburn, California
A Quaint Piece of History

Our tour of the Bernhard Museum was led by a warm and friendly docent. We were the only two people... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Jackson, California
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30 Jul 2018
“Another gem of the foothills”
26 Jul 2018
“A Quaint Piece of History”
291 Auburn Folsom Rd, Auburn, CA 95603-5039
+1 530-889-6500
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

This place is terrific and the all-volunteer docents make it so with their individualized perspectives and stories. It's beautifully kept and seasonally decorated so return trips are always a new experience. It is well loved by local school programs, bringing history alive. Just a great...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Our tour of the Bernhard Museum was led by a warm and friendly docent. We were the only two people there and were given an in-depth history of the Bernhard family. A small and well-kept museum, Berhard Museum Complex is great for families...it's like visiting...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I ended my day with a stop at the Bernhard Museum and was graciously greeted by Tessa and I was offered a personal tour of the house. I was given a one-on-one tour, unlimited time and picture taking... Priceless. I learned so much, I definitely...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were given the first class treatment. Nobody else was there so we got full attention of our docent. She was very knowledgeable and details the smallest of items within the house. You certainly get a good feel of what it was like when it...More

1  Thank khub79
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Our group had 3 in it. We were given our own tour and the family that came few minutes later were on their own tour. Very well informed docent. Nicely furnished period rooms. History shared with each room.

Thank Lav W
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Good for kids and adults. Knock on the door, and receive a tour of the Interesting restored farmhouse.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A gal at the courthouse told us about this museum. Don't know we would have gone without her encouragement. The two docents were so nice and totally knowledgeable. We got to investigate the entire house. Well presented and it totally honors the people of Placer...More

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This comment was made by the docent who provided me with a tour at the old Bernhard Museum Complex. This is on the Auburn-Folsom Road, just as you're getting into Auburn, CA. It is an old Victorian house and is in pretty good shape now,...More

Thank RPata
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Bernhard Museum has alot of history, and has been restored to victorian era. Only a few original pieces exist in the house but is furnished nicely for the period. Great tour guides, very knowledgeable about the house's history and the Bernhard family who lived there....More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 13 January 2016

A historical look at Auburn, from clothing to gold panning items. This old 1849 gold rush town prides itself in sharing the past with the present.

Thank Rene R
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