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This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Angels Camp, CA, USA

Angels Camp Museum is a history museum in Calaveras County, California, that focuses on the California Gold Rush. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

The California Museum is housed in the State Archives Building in Sacramento, one block from the State Capitol. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

The California State Archives houses documents related to California history and government. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

The State Capitol also functions as a museum. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

The California State Indian Museum in midtown Sacramento interprets the diverse cultures of the indigenous peoples of California. . .

Yuba City, CA, USA

The Community Memorial Museum is the showplace and storehouse for many Sutter County history treasures and memories. . .

Truckee, CA, USA

Donner Memorial State Park preserves the site of the Donner Camp. . .

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Grass Valley, CA, USA

Empire Mine State Historic Park is a state-protected mine and park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Grass Valley, California. . .

Folsom, CA, USA

The museum has exhibits related to the history of the Folsom area and the California Gold Rush. . .

Placerville, CA, USA

This tourist attraction includes a Gold Rush mine, mining museum, stamp mill and blacksmith shop. . .

Sierra City, CA, USA

This attraction includes a Gold Rush-era gold mine and working stamp mill. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park is a state and federally protected historic site in Sacramento. . .

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Nevada City, CA, USA

The society operates four museums in California's Sierra Nevada foothills near Sacramento. . .

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Sacramento, CA, USA

Old Sacramento State Historic Park is located within the Old Sacramento Historic District of Sacramento, California. . .

Auburn, CA, USA

This museum has exhibits, collections and research materials related to the history of Placer County in Northern California. . .

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Ione, CA, USA

The Preston School of Industry, also known as Preston Castle, was formerly one of the oldest and best-known reform schools in the United States. . .

Roseville, CA, USA

The society operates a local history museum housed in a former Carnegie library building. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

Sacramento History Museum is the only museum devoted to Sacramento, California and California Gold Rush history. . .

Lodi, CA, USA

Local history museum.

Arnold, CA, USA

The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum tells the history of loggers and logging-related industries in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. . .

Tracy, CA, USA

This museum has exhibits and archives related to the city of Tracy and the northern San Joaquin Valley. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

The Wells Fargo History Museum is a group of museums operated by Wells Fargo in several states that feature exhibits about the company's history. . .

Sacramento, CA, USA

The Pony Express Terminal in Sacramento was the western endpoint of the Pony Express. . .

Woodland, CA, USA

This local history museum occupies the Gibson House originally built in 1857. . .

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