Historic Auburn Courthouse

Take a look into the rich history of Auburn.

Built in 1898, this courthouse is an elegantly-designed look into the history of Auburn. The beautifully restored Courthouse, which echoes many of the design elements in the state capital building, serves as a beacon to those traveling east or west on Interstate 80. The Placer County Museum is also located on the first floor of the courthouse, so stop by and learn about the area’s history!

  • Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
  • Address 101 Maple St, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Phone (530) 745-2000
  • Website Auburn Courthouse
  • Best Feature Historic museum and courthouse


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    101 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603