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The Placer County Museum

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Admission Fee


About the Museum
This museum presents an overview of Placer County history from the early Nisenan inhabitants through the latter half of the 20th century. It also includes the Placer County Gold collection, the renowned Pate Collection of American Indian artifacts and the original Thomas Kinkade painting "Auburn Centennial". The Museum occupies the first floor of Auburn’s historic Courthouse.

Old Town Walking Tour

Join us every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. sharp, rain or shine, for a free guided tour of Old Town Auburn. The tour begins at the Courthouse, 101 Maple Street, and lasts about one hour.