Placerville Ghost Tour
Old Town Placerville, formerly known as Hangtown, has quite the history. One of the biggest towns during the gold rush, it certainly lived up to it’s Hangtown name, though probably only about 30 people were hanged in the town, as opposed to the rumored 300+. Those sentenced to get their necks stretched aren’t the only ghosts still hanging around and Gold Rush Tales will be happy to introduce you to them.
Operating tours of the downtown Placerville area every Saturday night at 7pm, the tour company will take you up and down the streets with incredibly well researched tales of over a dozen ghosts that are interesting, creepy, and sometimes even funny.
The tour guide comes with a very easily identifiable sign, which I always appreciate.
One of the old soda works buildings, built over a former mine. Former miner Charlie, a victorian era little girl and even ghost cats make appearances here.