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Gold Country Museum

1273 High Street

Many different methods of mining gold are explored in the exhibits of this museum. Your tour of the museum begins with an expedition through a replicated hard rock mine. Once you leave the dark tunnel behind, you’ll find a stamp mill and an assay office. It’s here that gold was processed from the raw material removed from the mines.

Exhibits of a miner’s cabin and a mining camp saloon where a game of Faro is underway provide glimpses into the lives of miners.

Using our many displays and indoor gold panning stream, museum docents will help you explore the most common methods of finding gold, from simple panning to hard rock and hydraulic mining.

For those who want a first-hand gold mining experience we have an indoor panning stream where we offer gold panning lessons.


Max Threlkeld

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Smaller fairground venue located in Auburn California. It seems that about every weekend something is happening here. From the Mandarin festival to the local fair. Most events are relatively inexpensive to attend. Close to old Auburn, near some good resturants and shops.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
All kinds of fun and cool stuff happens there. It is remarkable to see your whole community have fun together at once. 😁

Eli Thompson

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Miss and i went for a free concert so we didn't see more than the stage area. Looks like a pretty small venue overall. The metal seating for the stage was not bolted down so it kept moving every time a person got up or sat down, or when an inebriated person ran into it.

Maria isabel Recio

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Its a good experience for someine like myself who's not so western. But the Rodeo was fun to watch and seeing the animals not get hurt was a pleasant surprise. Would go again.

Jess Johnson

Saturday, May 19, 2018
We have done here for years. They’ve recently made some improvements, most notably to the entrance by 7-11. Great place for many events.

Gold Country Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media