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El Dorado County Museum

I love this little museum. Lots of good history especially for those of us who are fairly local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
23Cooper23
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Placerville, California
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
,
Placerville, California
via mobile
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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. Just haphazardly done now. Very nice volunteers to show you around. With such an interesting past on which to build, it could be so much better.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lots of history very nice volunteer people to guide you around and a lot of unique and fun things to learn. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This museum has a lot of Gold Rush history among other history of the area. Lots of old railroad cars outside, and mining equipment. Very well worth stopping to see, next to the fairground entrance.

Thank 1bearswife
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We made a (too) quick stop on our way to Sacramento. Loved the exhibits inside but was wowed by the collection of steam engines, Pelton Wheels, stamping pressed, logging equipment, etc.

Learned the origins of Studebaker!

Thank db7477
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

This museum is one of the best little museums I have been to in ages. Stopped in the other day and was shocked at the artifacts from Placerville's past. This area has an amazing history, and not just because gold was discovered close by. Amazing people lived or traveled through here...like Ross E. Browne, John Studebaker and other notable characters that are worth your time to learn about.
Great place to take your kids for a day.

Thank delyn35
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