Knight Foundry is OPEN for Second Saturday tours – next tour May 8th.

We recommend that you purchase advance tickets. Tickets don’t expire, so if you can’t visit on May 8, let us know and we’ll mail them to you, so you can use them on future Second Saturday tour days. Please follow the instructions in the form below to purchase advance tickets. Don’t forget to provide your full mailing address.

Important Information About May 8 Tour Day
Limit 4 total tickets per purchase. Tickets are general admission, not reservations. Your tickets will be held at the door. Space is extremely limited due to social distancing requirements. Advance tickets are only available through this website. Some tickets may be available at the door but availability is subject to capacity restrictions.

On May 8, if you have a temperature, don’t feel well, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or any contagious illness, please postpone your visit. You don’t need to contact us if this happens. Your tickets can be used on future tour days. Thank you.

Our volunteers and docents will be wearing face coverings and using hand sanitizer. We will ask you to do the same. If you aren’t comfortable with this request, please postpone your visit until those precautions are no longer in place.

NARM Benefits: Knight Foundry is a member of the North American Reciprocal Membership program. If you have an active NARM-endorsed membership card from another organization, please email or call 209-560-6160 for details on the benefits we offer.

Please follow these steps to purchase tickets for the Knight Foundry Public Tour:
1) Fill in the form below following the exact instructions. Be sure to read the fine print.
2) Write down on a piece of paper the total amount to be paid. (It will disappear when you click Submit.)
3) Click the “Submit” button.
4) Next, click on the PayPal button and enter the total dollar amount referred to above in #2.
5) Submit the payment.
6) We will confirm your purchase via email. Your name will be on a list at the door.

This email address should match the email address that you will enter into PayPal.
(Example: 2 @ $15 = $30)
(Example: 1 @ $5 = $5)
Enter voluntary dollar amount.
Please note the total dollar amount, as added by the above 3 boxes.
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Public Knight Foundry Self-Guided Tours
Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier relic of Mother Lode gold mining history. Join us for one of our Self-Guided Tours on the second Saturday of every month.

Tours are now self-guided, so visitors can spend all the time they want in the Foundry complex, talking with docents and marveling at the magnificent machinery that’s still intact and operating.

Knight Foundry opens at 10 a.m and the last tour tickets are sold at 3 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5.

Discover the compelling history that is historic Knight Foundry!  

Upcoming Second Saturday Tour Dates
(subject to change due to COVID-19 crisis guidance)
May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14

Classes at the Foundry
If you’re interested in joining the mailing list for future Foundry classes, including Pattern Making and Introduction to Sand Casting, please contact us.

Private Tours
If your family, group, or organization would like to arrange a private tour of Knight Foundry:

Can’t make it to the foundry? Visit our online Gift Shop.

See you at the Foundry! 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, California 95685

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SUMMER 2019, Knight Foundry Visitor Review

“We visited the foundry yesterday and took the tour. It was fantastic! The way you have it arranged let us take our time and get answers to any questions we had. You have a great group of well informed and friendly docents that made us feel as if we were talking with old friends. They were all enthusiastic about the foundry and machine shop and it showed that they cared a lot about it. You are certainly blessed to have volunteers of this caliber. We will tell our friends about you. Thank you – Chris & Gail”

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