Come visit our seven amazing museums that highlight different aspects of Placer County. The Gold Rush Museum, Bernhard Museum and Placer County Museum will be closing at 3 p.m. on Sunday October 20th.
Docent led tours are available in our museums daily. For those that want to dig a little deeper into our history, we offer many site specific tours and programs.
In addition to the thousands of photos and objects on display in our museums, we are also in charge of keeping tens of thousands more safe and organized. The Archives and Research Center is in charge of photos, records, and oral histories while Collections takes care of three dimensional artifacts.
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Upcoming Free Events
Old Town Classic Christmas
Auburn's Historic Courthouse will be open for Old Town Classic Christmas on December 14th & 21st from 5 to 8 pm! Visitors will be treated to crafts, music, cookies, cider, Mrs. Claus at the fireplace reading stories, and the event’s only indoor public restroom.
S'mores and Stories
Join us at the Bernhard Museum on Friday December 20th for our holiday program S'mores & Stories. Hear stories around a bonfire while munching on peppermint s'mores and drinking hot cocoa! There will also be guided tours of our Victorian farmhouse decked out for Christmas.
Check out our latest video!
One of the new directions we've been headed recently is making videos about our local using our extensive photo collection. Here's our first one about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad through Placer County. Hope you enjoy it!