Northern California: Museums & Historical Places

Gold Bug Park & Mine

Description: A classic Hangtown California Gold Mine- Guided Tours, Gem Panning, Meager House, Hendy Stamp Mill, Priest Mine Hiking, Liberty Pavilion, The Miner's Blacksmith Shop
Phone: (530) 642-5207

County of El Dorado Historical Museum

Description: Take an informative tour, wander among the historical artifacts, research a family ancestor or land. The Historical Museum is the place to learn about the fascinating history of El Dorado County, the county that started the Gold Rush.
Phone: (530) 621-5865

Ghost Tours of Placerville

Description: Groups welcome, birthday parties for kids/teens available

Historic Cary House Hotel

Description: Historic Hotel in the heart of the California Gold Country, with plenty of wineries, hiking, flying, casino, whitewater rafting, historic main street, and about an hour from Lake Tahoe.
Phone: (530) 622-4271

Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm

Description: The American River Conservancy offers tours of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm every month.
Phone: (530) 621-1224