Tours & Events2018-09-07T19:51:21+00:00


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 Guided Tours on the second Saturday of every month.

Guided Tour Hours: 10am; 12pm; 2pm
Fee: Guided tours are $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5.
No reservations are needed.
Public Tour dates for 2018: September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.

Dinner and Music to benefit Knight Foundry restoration projects
Saturday, September 22, 2018 6pm – 9 pm

knight foundry feast

Come experience a delicious meal cooked over open fires and served on tables stretched along Eureka Street in downtown Sutter Creek, CA, home of the historic Knight Foundry complex. Meet friends old and new as you enjoy appetizers and no-host beer and wine at the Saloon, stroll through the Foundry, place your bids at the silent auction, and shop at our gift shop. Then sit down to a barbecue meal with salad and dessert served family style (vegetarian options also available) as you are entertained by beautiful music.

Seating is limited and this event WILL SELL OUT. Tickets are $50.00 per person and will not be available at the door. Your ticket includes appetizers, dinner, music, and a souvenir wine glass to take home.

See you at the Feast!


Tickets are also available at Tomorrow’s Heirlooms, 49 Main Street, Sutter Creek, 209-267-5505.

Feast at the Foundry is part of Sutter Creek Heritage Days, September 22-23.

Knight Foundry will be hosting a free open house for the public during Heritage Days from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 11am to 2pm on Sunday.

Special note: October 13 will be a Demonstration Day. Experienced Knight Foundry docents will be demonstrating actual foundry processes as part of your Foundry Tour. They will be making patterns, multiple machines will be fabricating parts, and they will be producing sand casting molds and melting and pouring metal that will produce a cast piece. You may arrive anytime between 10am and 2pm on this special tour day.

Bring your club, organization, office, or family for a Private Guided Tour of Knight Foundry. Private tours are by appointment. Minimum $100.00 for 1-10 guests, plus $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per student 5-17 for additional guests.

To schedule your private tour, call 209-560-6160, email, or use this Contact Us form.

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


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“We had a great time! What an amazing history we have in our backyard! Loved the docents and all their knowledge.” – Ken Pries

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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