My favorite part of the tour was visiting a store that was set as it would have been over 100 years ago. Lots of items in the store authentic and it gave the kids a clear idea of a general store.
In addition to the store, we also took a tour through the old courthouse learning about some of the local history and the layers of people who settled in the area. And Josiah went to jail! :-)
This really was a great field trip for combining gold rush and local history. We all learned a ton and agreed that it was a fun morning that we wouldn't mind repeating.