Come visit our seven amazing museums that highlight different aspects of Placer County.
Docent led tours are available in our museums daily. For those that want to dig a little deeper into our history, we offer many site specific tours and programs.
In addition to the thousands of photos and objects on display in our museums, we are also in charge of keeping tens of thousands more safe and organized. The Archives and Research Center is in charge of photos, records, and oral histories while Collections takes care of three dimensional artifacts.
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Upcoming Free Events
Have You Seen the Elephant?
Come down to the Placer County Museum and try to find all the elephants hidden around the first floor. If you see them all you will be rewarded with candy! The museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Check out our latest video!
One of the new directions we’ve been headed recently is making videos about our local history using our extensive photo collection. Here’s our first one about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad through Placer County. Hope you enjoy it!