Modern Day Sutter Creek

A charming balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the atmosphere of Sutter Creek in California’s Amador County.

Located about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento. Sutter Creek is ideally situated in the heart of the Sierra Foothill Wine Country and is Amador County’s most walkable town with Bed and Breakfast Inns, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shops on beautiful Main Street.

Sutter Creek is the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region. Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley has become a thriving and popular wine growing region of California and is often quoted as being “like Napa and Sonoma were thirty five years ago.“

Plan to visit Sutter Creek, the Jewel of the Motherlode, and one of California's finest and friendliest small towns.

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Society for Historical Archeology Newsletter Features Sutter Creek’s Knight Foundry & Machine Shop

Society for Historical Archeology (SHA) newsletter, which featured Sutter Creek's Knight Foundry & Machine Shop was distributed world-wide in April 2017. The article, found on pages 27-29, was written by Kimberly Wooten who lives in Jackson. Kimberley is a professional historian/archeologist and is the Pacific West Research Coordinator for SHA. You can download and read [...]

Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 3

Ledger Dispatch article by Deborah Cook on Apr 16, 2017 Updated Apr 27, 2017 "Just three short blocks off Highway 49 in Sutter Creek, straddling both sides of Eureka and Borgh Way, sits one of the most unique industrial factories in the United States – Knight Foundry. This water-powered wonder has sat mostly idle for [...]

Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 2

Ledger Dispatch article by Deborah Cook on Apr 9, 2017 Updated Apr 27, 2017 "Sutter Creek is home to many historic treasures, but none so unique as Knight Foundry. This engineering marvel was the product of the dreams and imagination of Samuel Newman Knight, a native of Maine, who came to California in 1862. Before [...]

Vestiges of Amador: The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 1 – An Inventive and Resourceful Man

Ledger Dispatch article by Deborah Cook on Apr 4, 2017 Updated Apr 27, 2017 "I am sure that most of you readers are aware that due to a generous donation by the former owner, the historic Knight Foundry was gifted to the City of Sutter Creek. A fundraising effort is now underway to raise $325,000 [...]

The “Home Shop Machinist” blasts newsletter about Knight Foundry to 50,000 members!

On April 5, 2017, "The Home Shop Machinist" newsletter was blasted out to its 50,000+ email database and it carried an article about Sutter Creek's Knight Foundry. THE HOME SHOP MACHINIST ARTICLE IN PART Knight Foundry A Historic Industrial Crown Jewel The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, California, began operation during the [...]

Knight Foundry is now a member of the Conference of California Historical Societies (CCHS)

The Knight Foundry Alliance ( and the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation (SCCBF) jointly held a community fund raising, open house on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Knight Foundry. Located in Sutter Creek CA, the Knight Foundry is a premier relic of the Mother Lode gold mining history. The Foundry is America’s last water-powered cast [...]

Sutter Creek, California: Knight Foundry Acquisition a Reality

Following decades of effort and negotiations, the City of Sutter Creek has entered into an agreement to acquire the historic Knight Foundry complex. The Knight Foundry, for those not familiar, is one of the most significant and remarkably well-preserved historic industrial properties in the country. Established in 1873 and operating continuously into the 1990s, Knight [...]