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The Placer County Department of Museums provides the following services upon request.

Outreach programs and public speakers for all age groups

Walking tours of Old Auburn and the Griffith Quarry Park

Docent on the Bus Program for tour groups

Special Events and Activities

Special guided tours for children, adults and disabled citizens

Bilingual docents available

For information and reservations: call 530-889-6500



Bernhard Museum Complex 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd.
530-888-6891 Tours: 530-889-6500

Gold Country Museum 1273 High St. (In the Gold Country Fairgrounds)
530-887-0690 Tours: 530-889-6500 Park

Joss House Museum and Chinese History Center Corner of Sacramento St. and Brewery Ln. Tours: 530-888-6483

Placer County Museum 101 Maple St. (In the Placer County Courthouse)



The oldest continuously operating post office in the U.S. Old Town Auburn

The seven oldest businesses in California

The historic Lincoln Highway

Historic walking tour Old Town Auburn

A larger than life statue of Claude Chana, a Frenchman who first discovered gold in Auburn 1848, created by local dentist Kenneth Fox Old Town Auburn

The Old Town Firehouse Old Town Auburn



COLFAX - Rustic town originated as a shipping center upon completion of the Central Pacific Railroad in the 1860's Little Red Caboose Museum

DONNER LAKE - Emigrant Trail Museum , Donner Memorial State Park, 530-582-7892 Memorial to ill-fated Donner party, snowbound in 1846-47. Nearly half of the 87 people starved or froze to death. Those who escaped starvation, resorted to cannibalism. Museum and monument.

DUTCH FLAT - Golden Drift Museum 32820 Main St.
530-389-2126 Tours: 530-889-6500
Old stage stop and mining town. Buildings dating from 1850's

FORESTHILL - Foresthill Divide Museum 24601 Harrison St. (In LeroyBotts Memorial Park) 530-367-3988 Tours: 530-889-650
Old mining towns in Foresthill, Michigan Bluff, Iowa Hill, Yankee Jims

PENRYN - Griffith Quarry Park and Museum Corner of Taylor and Rock Spring Roads 916-663-1837 Tours: 530-889-6500

ROSEVILLE - Roseville Telephone Co. Museum, 106 Vernon St, 916-786-1621

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