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Gold Country Museum

Gold Country Museum Exterior

Gold Country Fairgrounds 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA

The Gold Country will partially reopen in the fairgrounds location on June 24th at 11:00 am and will be open possibly through August 31st. The Gold Country Museum will relocate to the Historic Auburn Depot at 601 Lincoln Way and will partially open in the fall with a grand opening in the winter.


Open Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm - Closed Holidays

Free Admission

The Gold Country Museum interprets the rich history of the gold rush in Placer County. Using displays and a hands-on gold panning stream, museum docents will help you explore the most common methods of finding gold, from simple panning to hard rock and hydraulic mining.

Due to inadequate air conditioning, this museum closes during high temperature days. Call 530-889-6500 for information

To schedule a group tour, call 530-889-6500

Gold Rush Program

This tour for fourth graders takes place at the Gold Country Museum.

It's a two-hour interactive program targeting fourth grade state curriculum standards, concerning the Gold Rush, using museum exhibits and primary resource material from the Placer County Archives.

This tour is available in winter and early spring.

For more information or to reserve a date for the Gold Rush Program for your class or school, call 530-889-6506. The cost is $5 per student.