Auburn is one of the most popular California Gold Country visits because
of its incredible downtown that looks like it is right out of the pages of
book about the Old West.
From the authentic shops and restaurant storefronts, to the statues
commemorating miners and the state's gold history and lore, you owe it to
yourself to visit this rich city with a heritage that lives today in the
hearts & minds of the town's residents.
Not far from Sacramento, your best bet for visiting when coming from a
distance is to fly into the Sacramento Airport, rent a car, and begin your
road trip exploring the Gold Country region that begins less than an hour
outside the Capitol city. Auburn is one of the most important pieces of the
California gold history and you won't want to miss seeing this nugget.
What to see and do:
Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County in 1851 and the historic
courthouse was built between 1894 and 1898.
Old Town is a step into the Old West gold rush era with houses and shops from the middle of the 19th century,
including the old fire station and post office, both must-see attractions.
Placer County Museum includes many displays and actual collector items from
the Gold Rush. Be sure to visit!
Placer High School is one of the oldest high schools in California.
Town statues you can't miss when you drive on Auburn roads include panning
for gold in the American River, and a Chinese "Celestial" worker building the Transcontinental Railroad,
and Native American Indian tributes. All statues were created by a local