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“Well worth seeing the history of the Town”

Ranked #4 of 31 things to do in Auburn
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The museum currator is very nice and will even show you more photos of how the town was back then. Best of all its Free.

Thank Jster1
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This small museum is delightful. Our kids loved it and actually asked to visit the museum a second time. A lot of it had to do with the great friendly staff. We highly recommend this museum.

1  Thank Hitokiri_Battosai
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Make the time to visit the museum in the historical courthouse. It really helped us to understand the surrounding area and Hwy 49 much better.

Thank Edie S
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This is the main Historical Museum for Placer County. It has an overview of the history from prehistoric fossils to the building of roads over the Sierras that pass through town. Native Americans, Gold Rush Days, settlement, communication, transportation, it's all there. Historic Sheriff's Office down the hall, and a women's jail cell under the stairs, lots to see.

One of the main accomplishments of The Placer County Museums is Heritage Days which is an annual affair over a weekend in early August each year. This museum and 18 others in the county from Roseville to Tahoe are open both days. Many small museums that are rarely open manage to make it open that weekend. A free guide is available for that event.

1  Thank EffStop
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Located in the County Courthouse, I especially liked the painting done by Kinkade. They also have a vault with gold in it....since Auburn is a mining town. There is also a room where a policeman was known for solving a lot of crimes/murders in the town. All the paperwork is still on the bulletin board. Finally, you can self guide yourself thru the museum.....simple and well done.

2  Thank alkeni
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