Placer County 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.

To schedule a group tour, call 530-889-6500

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.

historic photos of old town auburn and a current photo of a walking tour in progress

For more information, please call 530-889-6500


  • Gallery exhibits on Placer County History
  • Transportation Video
  • Restored Sheriff's Office
  • Placer County Gold Collection
  • Restored Women's Jail


101 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603


Open Daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm - Closed Holidays