Sutter Creek is known as the Jewel of the Gold Country and is a postcard perfect mining era town situated in the center of Amador County. Offering an eclectic mix of retail shops showcasing everything from clothing, artisan jewelry and original art, to outdoor equipment and handcrafted furniture, Sutter Creek has something for everyone. Several restaurants, a handful of wine tasting rooms and comfortable bed and breakfast inns are sprinkled along Main Street, making it a perfect romantic weekend getaway.
Sutter Creek is situated on Historic Highway 49, between Jackson and Amador City.
Sutter Creek Gold Mine Tours
Sutter Gold Mine, open daily, provides at a moderate charge, onehour guided tours into this authentic, modern gold mine. Learn about mining techniques and Mother Lode geology. Visit the Gold Store, theater and try panning and gemstone mining. To find out about taking a fun and educational tour of this mine check out www.caverntours.com
Sutter Creek Theater
Sutter Creek Theatre features awardwinning local, national and international artists weekly! With its excellent acoustics and seating, the theater offers exceptional artists performing folk, bluegrass, Celtic, classical, blues and more. To find out what’s coming up next at the Theater, check out www.suttercreektheater.com
Monteverde Store Museum in Amador
Take a step back in time at the Monteverde General Store Museum and experience a little slice of “frontier life.” John Monteverde and members of his family ran the emporium from 1898 to 1971 and you can see the authentic hardware, groceries, clothing, pharmaceuticals, candy, and miner supplies such as boots, flashlights, and tools that the Monteverdes sold to Sutter Creek locals.
What Waits in Store for You: Original grocery items still exist in their original packaging and boxes, when possible. Authentic miner’s supplies, including hob nail boots, miner hats, tools, and lunch boxes. All the existing original ledgers, written in spidery script, attesting to the good and bad times that befell the citizenry. A variety of 19th and early 20th century book titles in the “reading library” section. Shelves full of hose and long underwear sold to gentlemen as well as shoes, hose, bolts of materials, and patterns for the ladies. Also on display is a box of vintage Chux disposable diapers. There are so many interesting things to be found at the museum and it’s a must to stop and visit.