The Gold Rush Museum

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.

The Gold Rush Museum presents an updated and interactive look at California’s Gold Rush, which began in the Sierra Foothills.  It features a mining tunnel, gold rush “Twitter wall,” many hands-on exhibits and an indoor panning stream that is wheelchair accessible.

  • Hours Thursday-Sunday: 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Address 601 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. 95603
  • Phone 530-889-6500
  • Website The Gold Rush Museum
  • Cost FREE
  • Updated and Interactive
  • Artifacts
  • Group Tours

The newly refurbished museum opened in 2018 and resides in the old Auburn Depot Building in downtown.


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