History lovers will be glad to hear that Placer County’s Gold Rush Museum in Auburn will re-open on Aug. 17.

The updated museum now features a ghost-town experience, photo exhibit that includes Gold-Rush era props, rare artifacts and more!

Located at 601 Lincoln Way in downtown Auburn, visitors will be taken back in time to when the discovery of gold in California resulted in a huge migration to the state, particularly Placer County where gold was plentiful. Visitors of the museum can also view an old mining tunnel, theater and gold panning stream.

The grand re-opening event on Aug. 17, will feature gold-panning demonstrations and refreshments. The regular hours for the Gold Rush Museum are Thursday through Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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With roots stemming back to the Gold Rush in 1849, Placer County has always been, and continues to be, a wonderful place to work and live. Whether it is the shopping and dining opportunities, the rolling hills, flowing rivers, pristine lakes or great schools and parks, Placer County has something to offer everyone and is the heart of Northern California.

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