In the oldest building in downtown Placerville, which housed the Fountain Tallman Soda Works, built in 1852
Features historical artifacts from Placerville and memorabilia from the Stella Tracey collection
Location: 524 Main Street in Placerville
Open April to October, Friday through Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.; November to March, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Call (530) 626-0773
Gold Bug Park and Mine
Enter the actual Gold Bug Mine or a stamp mill
The Museum houses many tools and other artifacts from the locale.
Interpretive and educational panels surround the room showing the local geology and the process of prospecting for gold.
The gift shop provides books recounting the history of the local gold rush, as well as California.
Location: 1 mi. north of Highway 50 on Bedford Avenue in Placerville
Open year round from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; mine, stamp mill, museum, and gift shop are open April to October, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the mine is open November to March, weekends only from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Admission to mine and stamp mill: $3 adults, $1 children (5-16), children under 5 are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.