MUSEUM CLOSED Wednesday, November 27, Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29 and Sunday, December 1 for the THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.  (The Museum will be open Saturday after Thanksgiving)

MUSEUM CLOSED Friday, December 20 - Thursday, December 26 for the Christmas Holiday.  (The Museum will be open Friday - Sunday, Dec. 27 - 29)

MUSEUM CLOSED Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The El Dorado County Historical Museum is located in the Gold Rush town of Placerville, California, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills just a few miles from the historic downtown, wine tasting, shopping, and more!  

Visit the museum to take a tour, view the historical artifacts, or research a family ancestor, land, or building.  Learn about the fascinating history of El Dorado County, one of California's original and most historic counties.  Plan Your Visit today!

Do you have a class, or a club, or a special group of friends  you would like to bring to the Museum?  Museum Docents will give your group a special tour.  Call (530) 621-5865 to book your group!
Support El Dorado County's own railroad!  It runs every Sunday, providing rides on the open air "Gang Cars" (as pictured below.)  What a great way to see El Dorado County's beautiful countryside!

Click here to see the schedule and boarding locations.  The El Dorado Western Railroad runs on the old Southern Pacific railroad tracks in El Dorado County in the Shingle Springs and El Dorado region. 

With your support, the El Dorado Western Railroad will continue to operate many years into the future.  It's fun and educational for the whole family.

El Dorado Western Railway

Book a Charter Train Ride - Sundays at 9:30 AM
Click here for details