Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine
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,...
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.
With its whimsical take on the all-American comfort-food staple, this casual stop stuffs flaky, butter-crusted pot pies with a gourmet...
2635 Goldbug Ln · interesting places nearby
Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine information
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 1888. You can descend into the Gold Bug Mine with a self-guided audio tour, do some gem panning ($2 per hour) or just explore the grounds and picnic area for free.