The Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail is an event that encourages people to get up and go explore Placer County’s rich, colorful history. Many museums in Placer County from Roseville to Lake Tahoe are open free of charge from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the two day event in August. Each museum features special exhibits or activities geared toward making history fun and interactive for the whole family. Those who “ride” the trail can pick up Trail Guides at any museum, which give information about each of the participating museums, along with “Get Up and Go” cards. Once they visit four museums and have their card stamped, they are entered into a drawing to win a gift basket.

So walk, ride a bike or a horse, take the bus, or drive a car on the Heritage Trail! It’s a chance to take a trip back in time and get a better understanding of the pivotal role Placer County played in important events such as the California Gold Rush, construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad and the development of the recreation industry in the Sierra Nevada.

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Latitude: 39.3427944 Longitude: -120.6298828 Elevation: 5015 ft
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Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages welcome.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Most of the Museums that participate are ADA accessible.

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