Gold Country Museum

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Gold Country Museum
Gold Country Museum is located in California
Gold Country Museum
Location within California
Location Auburn, California
Coordinates 38°53′29″N 121°04′31″W / 38.891283°N 121.075366°W / 38.891283; -121.075366
Type History museum
Website Official website

The Gold County Museum is a history museum located in Auburn, California, United States. It focuses on the history of the California Gold Rush in Placer County.


The museum is located in a building that was built as part of the Works Progress Administration, which is located on the grounds of the Gold County Fairgrounds.[1]


The museums exhibitions examine the California Gold Rush in the region. Exhibitions include a replica of a mining tunnel and an assayer's office, both which visitors walk through. There are also dioramas of a miner's cabin, a stamp mill, and a mining camp saloon.[1][2] There are also exhibitions about gold mining techniques and the transportation aspects of getting to California during the rush. Visitors can also pan for gold, play a game of faro, and watch a video about the history of the gold rush.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gold Country Museum". Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide. National Geographic. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  2. ^ TourBook: Northern California. Florida: American Auto Association. 2012. p. 50. 

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