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Bell Tower a Part of Placerville History

The old Hang Town Bell Tower sits in the middle of the downtown in Placerville, where it's been for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Granite Bay, California
Part of the Old West Gold Rush Era

The Bell Tower adds a sense of the “rough and ready” of the Old West Gold Rush to the center of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank porsche74s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ValleyPrimrose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kip F
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Interesting read on the history of the bell tower and the town itself. Easily accessed on Main Street and a good place for a meeting point if a large group should split up.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

It's Placerville's main landmark, it's historic, it's photograph-able. They have a farmers market there Wednesdays.

Thank Allison K
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very nice artifact left from when it would be used to call out the volunteer firefighters to combat the all too frequent fires that plagued the gold rush towns.

Thank Kerry K
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