Heritage Trail

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Get Ready 2023 Trail Travelers!

Heritage Trail is back, and better than ever!

We are glad you decided to join us on the 2023 Heritage Trail Museums Tour. This is the 14th year for the event and 26 museums from Roseville to Tahoe/Truckee are opening their doors free of charge for certain days throughout the summer. All 26 museums are committed to showcasing history in a fun and entertaining way. For many Trail Travelers, this event has become a family tradition. Geographic clusters of museums will have their Heritage Trail event on certain Saturdays (and one Sunday) throughout the summer. This way you have the whole summer to visit participating museums.

 If you can’t make it on a museums’ Heritage Trail Day, you can visit them during their regular hours of operation and still get your Get-Up-And-Go cards stamped! All museums have free admission on their Heritage Trail Day (see calendar below). If you visit them on any other day, you will have to pay admission if applicable.

Whether you are from Auburn, Reno, San Francisco, or Boston, please enjoy this opportunity to take a trip back in time and get a better understanding of Placer County’s rich and colorful history. Each museum on the tour is unique. Aside from immersing yourselves in history, you will enjoy the variety of settings at each museum. If you are a student entering K thru 12th grade in the fall of 2023, you can enter a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a Kindle Fire or backpacks full of school supplies by completing a student scavenger hunt card. Scavenger hunt cards are available in participating museums.We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

Heritage Trail Calendar 2023

June 3rd – Sierra College Natural History Museum

June 10th – Lincoln Area Archives Museum, Wheatland History Museum, and Fruitvale Schoolhouse Museum

June 17th – Bernhard Museum, and Benton Welty Schoolroom

June 24th – Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville Telephone Museum, and Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum

July 8th – Loomis Basin Historical Society at the Loomis Library and Community Learning Center, Griffith Quarry Museum, and Rocklin History Museum

July 15th – Golden Drift Museum, and Colfax Area Heritage Museum

July 22nd – Placer County Museum, Gold Rush Museum, and Western States Trail Museum (Placer County Visitor's Bureau)

August 5th – Summit Tunnel Conservation Association Hike

August 13th – Gatekeepers Museum, and Watson Cabin

August 19th – Museum of Truckee History, Truckee Railroad Museum, and Truckee Old Jail Museum

August 26th – Placer County Archives and Collections Facility and DeWitt History Museum

September 2nd – Donner Summit Historical Society's 20 Mile Museum and History Hub, and Forest Hill Divide Museum**

**Forest Hill Divide Museum Heritage Trail continues September 4th