Find ghosts (and those pretending to be ghosts)

Find ghosts (and those pretending to be ghosts)

From the historic to the heart stoppers, get out the EMF device and explore Gold Country, California

1. Heartstoppers Haunted House

These haunts may have masks, make-up, and costumes (no need for an EMF device here), but the longest-running haunted house in Sacramento County is a worthy inclusion to our Gold Country Haunts! For Fridays, Saturdays, and a few Sundays and Thursdays in Rancho Cordova, you can find a good scare at the Mineshaft in Rancho Cordova with Heartstoppers Haunted House. Stay near the action at a nearby hotel and base your spooky adventures through Gold Country in Rancho Cordova.

2. Underground Tours with the Sacramento History Museum

Plan ahead! The Paranormal Investigations tours sell out quickly and after TikTok fame expanded Sacramento History Museum's reach, make time for this Old Sacramento Waterfront classic. While there, check out the California Railroad Museum, Delta King for Lunch, and Underground Wine Tasting Room for local wine tastings.

3. El Dorado County

Visit El Dorado County offers a more complete list but be sure to check out the Coloma Pioneer Cemetery. Visages of a woman in burgundy, a man with a beard, and a young boy are said to visit this 1848 cemetery in El Dorado County. Known for the Gold Rush (take a day to pan for gold at Gold Bug Mine) and white water rafting, Coloma could also be where the spirits cross back over.

4. Calaveras County

In addition to several hotels to explore, Calaveras County, home to several Gold Rush mining towns and caverns, has its share of haunts for a day trip! Calaveras County has a number of fantastic wineries as well! Check out the Twisted Oak Winery Tasting Room located on the charming Main Street of Murphys to catch a glimpse of the ghost of Norene Troski, the building's former resident. Still exploring? Head to Angels Camp for the Gold Digger’s Saloon, a former brothel; now reportedly haunted.

Twisted Oak Winery’s tasting room in Murphys
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