The Museum displays a rich photographic history of the area’s towns, mining, lumbering, schools, churches, social, Indian and Chinese heritage. Artifact exhibits include Indian projectile points, fraternal order memorabilia, Chinese Joss House artifacts, mining and railroad relics.

  • Hours Memorial Day through September; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Address 32820 Main Street, Dutch Flat, CA 95714
  • Phone 530-389-8344
  • Website Golden Drift Museum
  • Best Feature Interactive hydraulic mining exhibit
  • Photography
  • Artifacts
  • Mining Relics
  • Gift Shop

Located Near the Stockton and Main Street intersection.


  • The Gold Rush Museum

    The Gold Rush Museum

    Auburn, CA

    Auburn’s sleek, newly updated Gold Rush museum reinterprets a 19th-century world for modern day families, who can pan for gold, delve into the mining experience, learn about long-ago settlers and pose for selfies, with a bag of hard-won loot. (San Jose Mercury News)

    601 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Gold Country Medical History and Museum

    Gold Country Medical History and Museum

    Auburn, CA

    The museum prominently displays an ever-growing collection of vintage medical, pharmaceutical, nursing, and dental artifacts dating from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.

    219 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Archives and Collections Facility

    Archives and Collections Facility

    Auburn, CA

    The Placer County Archives and Research Center is a repository for records generated by the county and a local history and genealogy research center.

    11526 C Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603