Historic Places


Historic Places
Historic Downtown Placerville

3.8 miles (#475 California Historical Landmark) aka: Old Dry Diggins & Hangtown. Old Dry Diggins was a gold mining camp on Hangtown Creek established in 1848. Great town to explore, shop and eat.
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Fountain & Tallman Museum

3.9 miles (Formerly the Placerville Historical Museum) The Museum is located in the Fountain & Tallman Soda Works Building. Built in 1852, it is the oldest building on Main Street and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places #84000770
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El Dorado County Historical Museum

6.1 miles (next to the Fair Grounds) The Museum's diverse collections and programs focus on the rich history of El Dorado County. It is operated by a Museum Administrator and Volunteers as part of the El Dorado County Library Department.  (530) 621-5865
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Gold Bug Park & Mine

4.7 miles It's a REAL gold mine from the Gold Rush days. Explore the mining museum, stamp mill presentations, mineral displays and continuous blacksmith demonstrations. Other free attractions include dog friendly hiking trails, the gift shop and the Liberty Picnic Pavilion. Parking is also free. (530) 642-5207
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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

12 miles Features a museum, many original and restored buildings, and costumed volunteers. At the museum you can learn how to pan for gold, and you can buy a gold pan there as well. For more information call Park Headquarters at (530) 622-3470
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