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Auburn Joss House Chinese Museum

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Once a month opening

The Yue brothers, former owners of the famous Restaurant and Bar, open this love old piece of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Auburn, California
Hidden bit of culture shock

Call prior to going and do ask for a tour by the famous Mr Richard Yue. He in a sence is the josh... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
karenann d
Auburn, California
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2 Sep 2017
“Once a month opening”
15 Nov 2016
“Hidden bit of culture shock”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
200 Sacramento St, Auburn, CA 95603-5032
+1 530-346-7121
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Yue brothers, former owners of the famous Restaurant and Bar, open this love old piece of history to the public once a month. The house was originally built in 1920 It was a place that the Chinese could go and be welcomed. It's official...More

1  Thank GrammyJ43
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Call prior to going and do ask for a tour by the famous Mr Richard Yue. He in a sence is the josh house. Way back when the ShangHi was still a fablous chinese resturant and bar and still owned by the Yues who supositly...More

1  Thank karenann d
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Went there with a field trip group. Never knew it existed. We learned some very interesting things about Auburn and the Asian early settlers.

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Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Nice small museum with a cool docent/descendent. Definitely not a typical museum. Glad we caught open the hours are a bit limited.

1  Thank Curt C
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Great little museum to learn about Chinese history in the gold country. A man with ancestors that lived in the area during the gold rush showed us around and answered our questions. Fascinating.

1  Thank janahn875
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The history of the Chinese role in the making in California is incredible. California was built on the labor or the Chinese. Railroads, aqueducts, levies, roads, dredging, everything. See this one for sure. Add to what you know.

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 11 November 2014

On Saturday mornings, out in front of the court house, people meet for a guided tour of old town Auburn area; a great history lesson. When we got to the Joss House with our tour group, the owner was there and had the doors open...More

4  Thank Blooms65
Reviewed 13 August 2013

You'll have to work a bit & be somewhat lucky to see this place. It's hours are from 10-3pm on the first Saturday of the month and during the weekend of Placer County's Heritage Days on both Saturday & Sunday from 10-4pm. Your task will...More

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