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Placer County Courthouse

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Address: 101 Maple St., Auburn, CA

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Small but nice museum!

We were able to park right in their lot. The museum is free (you can give a donation). It is very cute and it caters to school children, which is a nice touch!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
sharon S
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Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were able to park right in their lot. The museum is free (you can give a donation). It is very cute and it caters to school children, which is a nice touch!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a super site to review some of the history of the gold rush inspired growth of the sierra foothills. It's small but located in the old Auburn courthouse.

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Check out the well-curated museum on the first floor, and the fully restored courtroom, still in use, on the 3rd floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is the old county courthouse that was built during the heyday of the gold rush in and around the Auburn area. Multi-story, brick building with columns and grand entry ways were the norm back then, and they are kept in great shape for today's generation. The whole first floor is the Placer County Museum, made up of a wide... More 

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a really beautiful courthouse from back in the day. Parking can be limiting as this is still an active court house with cases going on daily. The floors are beautiful. The wood is beautiful. Go upstairs to the 2nd floor just to look at it. The front entry steps can be aerobic! The museum once held more indian... More 

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grass valley, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I had to do some business at the Placer County Courthouse one day and was shocked to see a WONDERFUL American Indian Museum there! They had a wonderful collection of artifacts. I would recommend a trip with the kids or for anyone actually! Enjoy!

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I have lived in Auburn for over 30 years now and have enjoyed seeing this building every time I go into this area. A lovely sight and inside it is worthy of visiting. Be prepared to climb lots of stirs but there is a back entrance for those of you who cannot climb. ENJOY!

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Thank 1927345
Auburn, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Wonderful historic county courthouse; architectural delight. Rich in history, lots of great woodwork--19th century construction

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Placer County Courthouse is a fairly well-preserved and maintained historical landmark in Auburn, CA, the Placer County seat. It's situated on a rise in the Old Town and looks impressive from many vantage points in the city. The Courthouse is a working landmark and still houses the superior courts of the county, so it's inspiring to be in such... More 

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Auburn, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

One of the 4 remaining domed courthouses in California! Picturesque with a small museum inside. See the gold nuggets on display.

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