Fodor's Expert Review Placer County Museum

Auburn Museum/Gallery

Visible from the highway, Auburn's standout structure is the Placer County Courthouse. The classic bronze-domed building houses the Placer County Museum, which documents the area's history—Native American, railroad, agricultural, and mining—from the early 1700s to 1900. Look for the gold nuggets valued at more than $338,000 today, and don't miss the women's cell under the Maple Street staircase. Ask about other nearby county-run history museums.

Museum/Gallery Historical

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101 Maple St.
Auburn, California  95603, USA

530-889–6500

www.placer.ca.gov/2489/museums

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