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There is a wealth of gold rush history about Placerville and El Dorado County here. From stagecoaches to wheelbarrows to gold to family history, this place has tons of interesting information for you to look look at. Also the have a great research space and...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More