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The Joss House Museum and Chinese History Center

An easy 30 minute drive from our Roseville communities, situated in Auburn, the Joss House Museum and Chinese History Center spotlights a fascinating aspect of the California Gold Rush era. The gold prospectors who came to California during this era were not only from other parts of the U.S but from around the world as well—large numbers also came from China, Europe, Latin America, and Australia. The Joss House is a testament to the Chinese settlers who came to Placer County, with original photos, artifacts, and traditional garments and adornments helping to tell the story. The museum is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 12 pm to 4 pm in Old Town Auburn. A wonderful experience for all ages from young children to active retirees!

Written by Jenna Herzog for Matcha in partnership with Visit Placer County.