El Dorado County Historical Museum
On the El Dorado County Fairgrounds west of downtown (exit north on Placerville Dr from Hwy 50), is this complex of restored buildings,...
Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine
About 1 mile north of town via Bedford Ave, this historical park stands on the site of four mining claims that yielded gold from 1849 to...
Amid vineyards that were planted in the Gold Rush era, relegated to producing sacramental wine for the local church during Prohibition,...
The Liar's Bench survives as the town’s classic watering hole under a neon martini sign that beckons after dark.
Ski bunnies and bums fill this diner and bakery counter on the weekends en route to Tahoe, filling up with egg dishes and top-notch...
594 Main St · interesting places nearby
Cozmic Café information
In the historic Placerville Soda Works building attached to an authentic mine shaft, this feel-good cafe spotlights organic, vegetarian and healthy fare backed by fresh-fruit smoothies. There’s a good selection of wine and craft beer at night, often with live music.