Museums

COVID-19 Update:

In response to COVID-19, only two of our museums are currently open.  The Placer County Museum is open daily from 10-4.  The Gold Rush Museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with reduced hours (open from 1-4).

In the meantime, 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.

ATTN Photographers: Photography will not be allowed on the Bernhard Museum Grounds October 21st after 3:00 pm for an outdoor event. 

Archives Online!

Click on the image below to access over 150 years of local records including deeds, mining claims, homestead records and more.

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Preserving this Experience

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