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Placerville Museum

El Dorado County Historical Museum 104 Placerville Drive (In the El Dorado county Fairgrounds) 530-621-5865 View a stagecoach, mining equipment and other pioneer artifacts. You will see a large collection of Miwok, Maidu and Washoe Indian Artifacts, a re-created blacksmith shop, a country store and much, much more. The museum library contains an extensive collection of Gold Rush-era information.

Fountain and Tallman Soda Factory Museum 524 Main Street 530-626-0773 or 621-5865

Placerville Attractions

Hangtown Gold Bug Park and Gold Bug Mine Log Cabin Ravine Drive, off Bedford Ave. 530-642-5207 Guided Tours: 530-642-5238 The only mine in California on public property which visitors can enter.

Pan for gold or take a self-guided tour of the well-illuminated Gold Bug Mine, audiocassettes available, and Joshua Hendy Stamp Mill. Walking trails, Hattie's Museum and Gift Shop and Picnic Facilities.

Cary House Hotel 300 Main Street 530-622-4271 Providing lodging since 1857

U.S. Forest Service Institute of Forest Genetics 2480 Carson Road 530-622-1225

Constructed in the early 1930's, this research station is now a Registered National Historic Monument. A half-mile self-guided tour through an arboretum acquaints visitors to more than 70 of the world's 95 species of pine and several species of fir, all planted in 1925. Guided group tours are available by reservation.

Hangman's Tree Saloon 305 Main Street 530-622-3878

City Hall, 1857

Justice Court, 1863

Pony Express Marker

Close By

Camino (Apple Hill)

  Apple Hill

Nestled among the orchards and vineyards of California's Gold Country is the quiet village of Camino. Perched in the Sierra Foothills at an elevation of 3,200 feet, Camino sits in the heart of Apple Hill and El Dorado Wine Country.

Originally known as Seven Mile, this historic mill town has been a haven for homesteaders, loggers and weary wayfarers since 1858. Wagons once rolled through Seven Mile carrying miners and supplies along the old Carson Wagon Road, from San Francisco to the Comstock Lode. Pony Express Riders exchanged tired horses here when delivering mail between Sacramento, Ca. and St. Joseph's, Mo. We celebrate our history each summer when the Wagon Train and Pony Express roll through town.

Today while Camino maintains a strong sense of the past, you can enjoy fine dinning, cafes, wineries, family owned orchards, tree farms and more.

Pollock Pines

James Calvin Sly Museum Sly Park Road (In the Sly Park Recreation Area) 530-644-2545 This museum offers a viewpoint of the Sly Park area over the last 4,000 years. Native American artifacts and early 20th Century photographs are on display. Named for James Calvin Sly, a member of the Mormon battalion that passed through Pollock Pines in 1848.





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