The County Museum is now open Wednesdays and Thursdays with a reservation.  Please go to Reservation Forms to book your tour.  

The Research Room remains closed to the public.  However, Museum staff and volunteers are answering research questions.  Please email us at 

The County Museum is free!  
However, a donation is always welcome

Docent-led tours are available during open hours.

Currently, the County Museum is open limited hours due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Wednesday, 12 PM - 4 PM with a reservation
Thursday, 12 PM - 4 PM with a reservation

The County Museum is closed every Monday, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, December 20 - December 26 and New Year's Day.

The Museum is located just off Highway 50 next to the El Dorado County Fair Grounds.  Free Parking is available in front of the Museum on Placerville Drive.

El Dorado County Historical Museum
104 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA  95667

The current schedule is the 1st and 3rd Sundays in El Dorado.

Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis on the day of the rides.  

$8 per age 9 and up, $3 per 3-8 years old

Sunday - 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM
Seating is limited due to public health requirements

Click on El Dorado Western Railroad to find out more about the rides

Railroad Schedule

     Visit the Museum and the El Dorado Western 
     Railroad, and be sure to check out these other 
     Places to Visit while you're in El Dorado County!

The MISSION of the El Dorado Western Railroad is to preserve the county's railroading history by providing the El Dorado County Historical Museum a dynamic living history railroad experience for the public, and by maintaining and operating on the historic Placerville Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad.