Tours and Events

From now through New Year's Day, any child who finds all the Christmas/Holiday cards hidden in the Placer County Museum, the Bernhard Museum or the Gold Rush Museum gets candy canes from one of our docents! 

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Stop by the Courthouse on December 9th and 16th, from 5 to 8pm, the Placer County Museum will be open as part of Old Town Christmas. Visitors will be treated to crafts, cookies, cider, Mrs. Claus at the fireplace reading stories, and the event's only indoor public restroom.

Old Town Auburn Walking TourA group of people on a guided tour of Old Town Auburn

Our weekly docent-led walking tour of Old Town Auburn leaves the Historic Courthouse every Saturday at 10:00 am, rain or shine. However, on smokey and poor air quality days tour will be canceled. Also, if the temperature is forecast to be over 80 degrees by 11:30 am, we will cancel the tour.

Docent-led tours are available in our museums whenever they are open.

Docent-led tours are available in our museums whenever they are open.

Do history on your own schedule. Choose from our web-based tours below and explore several Placer County historical sites.