Placerville Hardware

Placerville Hardware has been a local institution for town folk and visitors since 1852.  In fact, it's the oldest hardware store in the west.

It all started back in 1850, before the city of Placerville even existed, as a frame-building hotel which occupied the same location as present day Placerville Hardware. In 1852, Franklin Stevens bought the hotel, then razed the building in 1854 and built a stone building which housed a hardware store that helped it survive the catastrophic 1856 fire.  Following the fire, the stone building was replaced with the brick building that still stands today. In the first fifty years, the name and owners changed six times, until Placerville Hardware became the official name in 1907.

The Fausel family has owned Placerville Hardware since 1952. Besides hardware, you'll also find several locally made gift items and regional products. The Fausel family has preserved the look of the old hardware store along with its legendary reputation for friendly customer service. When you enter the store you can feel the deep sense of community embedded in the historic building that transports you back in time when local hardware stores were the town hub. Luckily for Placerville, this lifestyle and character remain in old local shops like Placerville Hardware.

The store is open 8am to 6pm daily, except Sunday when it's open from 9am to 5pm.

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Latitude: 38.7292802 Longitude: -120.8008402 Elevation: 1857 ft
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Albert Fausel

Seasons Open

Any time of the year is a good time to visit Placerville Hardware.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The store is ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome on leash under owner responsibility.


The best place to go for absolutely anything - keep it local.

Shelley, 2/13/2012

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