Opened in August of 1856, in Nevada City this hotel is also known as the The National Exchange Hotel and is listed on the (also known as the National Hotel), listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a California Historical Landmark #899., The National hotel is one of the oldest continuously operated hotels west of the Rockies. When it opened it was also known as the Bicknell Block.
The hotel was temporarily shut down in 1863 for a short period of time but was quickly restored and back in business. A prominent balcony was added to the hotel in 1894 which is still in use to this day. The hotel was the scene in 1898 of the formation of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Ghosts and Hauntings –
Many people have reported seeing various shadow figures throughout the building. EVPs and disembodied voices have been also captured on digital voice recorders throughout the years.