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El Dorado County Museum

100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, CA 95667-3910
+1 530-621-5865
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Don’t let the small size fool you

There is a wealth of gold rush history about Placerville and El Dorado County here. From... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Stephanie C
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Placerville, California
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Worth the visit

If it has a county jail, don't pass it up. This museum also had steam, diesel and electric trains... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Retrohippie
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Royal Oaks
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This history museum of this Gold Rush community displays old mining tools and railroad equipment.
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100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, CA 95667-3910
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+1 530-621-5865
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

If it has a county jail, don't pass it up. This museum also had steam, diesel and electric trains. A docent walked around with us and explained.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

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

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

1  Thank PamelaEK
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

As we both lived in Placerville ca,we decided at long last to visit. A very interesting day and very informative. It is best to go on a cooler day though.

1  Thank James W
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

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

1  Thank irawine
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

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

2  Thank Allison K
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Small, out of the way museum that really captures the spirit of the town and the gold rush history. Many unusual items and a we had a very knowledgeable docent. Well worth an afternoon visit.

1  Thank jim w
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

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

2  Thank Casey H
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This an interesting stop with some visual history of the area. It seems this place has just evolved and is still being expanded. Would love to see it again in a few years when there is more on display and in a better organized format....More

1  Thank Hippotx
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