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Address: 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, CA 95667-3910
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+1 530-621-5865

This history museum of this Gold Rush community displays old mining tools...

This history museum of this Gold Rush community displays old mining tools and railroad equipment.

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Amazing Docent, lots to see and lots of info!

We went to learn about California's Gold Rush for my 4th graders project at school. We enjoyed learning about a lot more than just the gold rush! The docent came around and gave... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Kelli P
Martinez, California
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Martinez, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went to learn about California's Gold Rush for my 4th graders project at school. We enjoyed learning about a lot more than just the gold rush! The docent came around and gave us a personal tour and talked to us about everything and answered questions. She was so helpful! My daughter brought a notebook along to write down helpful... More 

Thank Kelli P
Guilderland, New York
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were visiting Placerville and made a stop. It is January but weather was mild. Not crowded but exhibits were cold. Fun to read about the Gold Rush and associated history. The Ranger put a 10 minute film on for us - informative. The Blacksmith shop was open and men were talkative with lots of interaction.

Thank PamelaEK
Placerville, California
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

As we both lived in Placerville ca,we decided at long last to visit. A very interesting day and very informative. It is best to go on a cooler day though.

Thank James W
Benicia, California
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200 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I recently visited the El Dorado County Museum in Placerville, CA. We found it be a little treasure as it included a number of historical pictures and artifacts from the town and surrounding area. The staff was extremely friendly and answered all of our questions. The museum is easily found as it is on the "main drag"... More 

Thank irawine
Long Island, New York
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you're looking to spend an hour or so looking at artifacts from old California this is the place. No admission charge. The docents are full of information about the history of the locomotives, Studebakers, gold and vintage clothing & doll houses on display. I found it very interesting, and one member of our party truly loved the place. The... More 

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Placerville, California
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Small, out of the way museum that really captures the spirit of the town and the gold rush history. Many unusual items and a we had a very knowledgeable docent. Well worth an afternoon visit.

Thank jim w
Placerville, California
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Went to the Museum during the fair this year with the grand kids, They had a blast looking at all the old items collected from the town we all grew up in. It was a good walk down a historical memory lane for all of us. The highlight was the maps of the old mines they have.

1 Thank Casey H
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This an interesting stop with some visual history of the area. It seems this place has just evolved and is still being expanded. Would love to see it again in a few years when there is more on display and in a better organized format. Just haphazardly done now. Very nice volunteers to show you around. With such an interesting... More 

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Placerville, California
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lots of history very nice volunteer people to guide you around and a lot of unique and fun things to learn. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank Carol L
Garden Valley, CA
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This museum has a lot of Gold Rush history among other history of the area. Lots of old railroad cars outside, and mining equipment. Very well worth stopping to see, next to the fairground entrance.

Thank 1bearswife

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