• Old Town Auburn - Auburn, California

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      The heart of California gold rush country, Auburn's many well-preserved and still-used buildings from the Nineteenth Century give it a historic feel even though the city is also bustling with trendy shops and restaurants. The majestic Placer County Courthouse on the hill is a frequently photographed sight, as is the tiny Queen Ann style Old Town Firehouse. Above all, many tourists find it a prerequisite to be photographed sitting inside the gold pan of the statue of Claude Chana, reportedly the first prospector to discover gold in these parts. The city is also a rich hub of the arts and outdoor recreation.

      If you go:
      You can download a map for an informative walking tour of Old Town from the City Of Auburn's website. There's also a one-hour guided tour every Saturday morning at 10, departing from the Courthouse museum.


      Placer County Visitors Bureau
      1103 High Street
      Auburn, California 95603 USA

      Mailing address:
      Auburn Old Town Business Association
      P.O. Box 9145
      Auburn, CA 95603 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Placer County Visitors Bureau
      +1 (530) 887-2111

      Placer County Visitors Bureau
      +1 (866) 752-2371