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Hattie's Gift Shop

Hattie's Gift Shop at Gold Bug Park in Placerville, CA. Hattie's Gift Shop at Gold Bug Park in Placerville, CA.

Hattie's Gift Shop is conveniently located on the first floor of the Museum building in front of Gold Bug Mine. Here you will find a variety of books, photographs, gold samples as well as other items to remember this famous site. Visitors can discover the daily lifestyles of the Gold Rush pioneers, and explore the geology of the Mother Lode as well.

If you're looking for a gift to bring back home, we offer T-shirts, souvenir items, children's books, and minerals. You can even purchase rock specimens as well as real GOLD!

Cold soda and water along with candy and chips are available for snacks.

Hattie's Gift Shop at Gold Bug Park in Placerville, CA.

  • Flake Fact

    Outside the entrance to the gift shop is a dogwood tree in remembrance of Hattie's sister Mabel.

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