Joss House Museum

200 Sacramento St, Auburn, California 95603 USA

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“built after the fire of 1855”

Known as the Joss House, this structure was built after the fire of 1855. It served as a temple and house of worship for the area’s Chinese population.  In the 1880s, this block of Sacramento Street was known as “Chinatown Hill.” The Chinese concentrated here and built most of the buildings. At one time, they had laundry shops, opium dens and card rooms. Brewery Lane, just north of the Joss House, was the entrance to Auburn’s “red light district.” During the district’s illustrious history, a pious man seeking to burn out the ladies also unfortunately burned out some of the Chinese settlement.

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BEWARE!!!! The museum's telephone representative Stephanie assured me that the museum would be open today. I showed up within the time frame she gave me. The door was LOCKED. These museum... Read more

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Great little Chinese heritage left behind by hard working Chinese Americans who gave up their lives in China and worked laboriously in the Wild West. If you are interested in Gold Rush stories,... Read more

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Our family went to the yearly of Mandarin Festival in Auburn, California, Placer County! On way back to the house, we trying look for place eat first! Somehow I saw an open door, it say AUBURN... Read more

Joss House Museum

200 Sacramento St
Auburn, California
95603 USA

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