Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine The Hidden Gem in Placerville

Posted by Miley Munroe on March 9th, 2020

Though there are a lot of amazing things to do in Placerville, from sightseeing to wine tasting to hiking, museums and more, gold tours are quite popular in this region and often synonymous with Placerville tourism. Thanks to the gold rush history of Placerville.Centrally located between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, the beautiful town of Placerville is home to the very popular Hangtown's Gold Bug Park, a major historical and geological attraction in the city.

Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

During the Gold Rush, one of the most significant events that have ever taken place in the American history, Placerville was the seat of law and order where criminals used to meet with swift justice often at the end of a rope. This is where the name “Hangtown” comes from. Suitable for adults, seniors, children and people with limited access needs, Hangtown's Gold Bug Park is popular for guided gold rush tours and gem panning—a fun alternative to traditional gold panning. Didn’t bring the pain? No issues! Arrangements can be made at Hattie's Gift Shop, which is open to provide a one-of-a-kind memento to panning enthusiasts. Explore stamp mill presentations, mineral displays, and continuous blacksmith demonstrations. Check out what the park has to offer here https://www.goldbugpark.org/videos-see-what-our-park-has-to-offer/

Gold Bug Mine

It’s impossible to talk about Hangtown's Gold Bug Park in Placerville and not mention the widely popular Gold Bug Mine. Originally called the Hattie Mine, the mine dates back to 1888 and is a perfect example of hard rock gold mines. It's a real mine from the Gold Rush era and when you enter this historic mine, you get to step back in time and experience what it was like to be a miner back in those days. The Gold Bug Mine has a solid wooden floor, lighting throughout, and an air shaft providing clean cool air at all times. This mine is available for guided group tours as well as self-guided audio tours.

Placerville Visitors: Add Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine to Your Visit List

Coming to Placerville, El Dorado County? Make sure you put Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine to your visit list. Explore the mining museum and enjoy other activities. Find your riches in the gem panning trough and don't forget to visit the historic Stamp Mill and working Blacksmith Shop where you can even find blacksmiths turning metals into utensils.

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