Heritage Trail museum tour returns for summer fun in Placer County

Published on June 18, 2021

Placer County Museums is excited to welcome everyone back to the Heritage Trail Museums Tour, with museums throughout Placer County offering free admission on select dates all summer.

A total of 18 museums from Roseville to North Lake Tahoe are participating in this year’s trail tour, now through Sept. 5.

The tour will look different than previous years as some museums are unable to participate this summer. The tour’s routine of showcasing museums on designated dates has been eliminated and all museums are participating at once. Would-be visitors are encouraged to check the Heritage Trail website for dates and details, here.

“We are thrilled to reopen our museum doors to the public this summer as our staff has missed sharing our love of Placer’s history with visitors,” said Placer County Museums Administrator Ralph Gibson. “The Heritage Trail is a great way to explore our rich history in our valley, foothills and mountain areas.”

Participating museums include: the Bernhard Museum Complex in Auburn, Maidu Museum and Historic Site in Roseville, Griffith Quarry Museum in Penryn and Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City.

A full list of participating museums, free dates, opening hours and activities is available on the Heritage Trail Museums Tour blog here.

The popular student scavenger hunt also returns this year to Placer County. Students who will be entering first through 12th grades in a Placer County school (or who are homeschooled in the county) in the fall can enter to win prizes, including a Samsung Galaxy tablet or a Kindle Fire.