Bernhard Museum

Built in 1851 as the Traveler’s Rest Hotel, the Bernhard House has been welcoming visitors for over 150 years. Filled with artifacts and furnishings from a bygone era, the Bernhard House transports visitors to a simpler time. The Bernhard Museum also serves as home to the third grade Living History Program.

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

Living History Program for Schools 

The whole experience lasts about four hours. Students leave with a much better understanding of what life was like over 100 years ago. The Living History Program is designed to meet specific third grade curriculum standards.

Online Video Training for parent volunteers!

Paren't Guide to Living History Success

Information handouts on parent led activities, by station: Laundry, Baking, Woodworking, Leather, Crafts, Biscuit Recipe



Teacher's Training Video

Teacher's Guide


For more information or to reserve a date for the Living History Program for your class or school, call 530-889-6506. The cost is $10 per student.


  • Restored Victorian Farmhouse
  • Originally a Gold Rush Inn
  • 19 Century Wagons in Carriage Barn
  • Restored Wine Processing Building
  • Site of Living History Program


291 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn, CA 95603


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

Closed for cleaning July 11th through 14th

Fees and Use

Free Admission