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The Gold Rush Museum

Admission Fee



  1. Indoor Panning Stream
  2. Interactive Exhibits
  3. Mining Tunnel Exhibit
  4. Operating Stamp Mill
  5. Site of Gold Rush Program
About the Museum
This museum captures the local history of the Gold Rush era. It features a mining tunnel, gold rush twitter wall, many hands-on exhibits and an indoor panning stream that is wheelchair accessible.

Virtual Gold Rush Program

Our 4th-grade Gold Rush Program is currently being offered as a live virtual program experience. Contact our Curator of Education, Katy Bartosh, if you would like to schedule this virtual field trip.

The Gold Rush Program is 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.

Self-Guided Grounds Tour

Even when our museum is closed, you can still learn about our local history by taking the self-guided grounds tour we've put together. Click on the image below to access the online presentation.

The Gold Rush Museum: A Tour of the Grounds

Additional Information

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.