Historic Site in Placerville

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 1888. You can descend into the Gold Bug Mine with a self-guided audio tour, do…
Museum in Placerville

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, mining equipment and re-created businesses that tell the story of Old Hangtown.
Winery in Placerville

Boeger Winery

Amid vineyards that were planted in the Gold Rush era, relegated to producing sacramental wine for the local church during Prohibition, and then restored in the 1970s, this historic winery pours a mind-boggling numb…
Winery in Placerville

Lava Cap Winery

A family of oenophile-geologists picked this spot for its volcanic soil, which grows very fine wine grapes. Free tastings, though sips from their limited reserve wines cost a small fee. Picnic baskets of cheeses, cr…