Museums

COVID-19 Update:

Now that Placer County is officially in the Red Tier, The Placer County Museum will be open daily from 10 to 4 pm, The Gold Rush Museum will be open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4 pm and The DeWitt History Museum will be open from Noon to 4 pm the first Monday of the month. Check back here for updates as to when our other museums will be reopening.

While we're waiting for all our other museums to open, we encourage visitors to get out and take our self-guided tours of local towns and museum grounds.

The Archive and Research Center is also closed at this time. We are still taking distance requests by phone or email. Please contact Curator of Archives, Kelsey Monahan, at (530) 889-7789 or kmonahan@placer.ca.gov to submit your request for records.

About the Placer County Museums Division:


First established in 1948, the Placer County Museums Division has grown to operate seven regional museums that tell the diverse history of Placer County and its peoples. Admission to all our museums is free.

Our Archive and Collections Facility serves as the official repository for Placer County records, and houses historic collections of objects, photographs, and archival records from private donors as well.

Our robust student programs include Living History at the Bernhard Museum Complex as well as a Gold Rush program at our Gold Rush Museum.

To learn more about our individual museums, programming, or to plan your visit please refer to our navigation links or give us a call at (530) 889-6500. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with our upcoming events and latest projects.

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