The Gold Country ~ Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne counties

Museums, Living History, Sites & Tours

The discovery of gold here in 1848 touched off the largest gold rush in history. Reminders of those glory days can be found everywhere along Historic Highway 49 which runs 321 miles and links many of the 19th Century Mother Lode mining towns. Enjoy our history as well as the fine restaurants and cafes for lunch or dinner.

Amador County

(209) 223-6386
Gold Rush, Native American & Chinese-American exhibits
(866) 762-2837
historic caverns guided tours, gifts
(209) 296-7488
events, ceremonies, camping & more
(209) 223-0350
open Sat. noon-4, Apr. through Oct.
(209) 223-9542
two monstrous, 58-foot diameter wheels
(209) 245-6554
original D’Agostini winery building
(866) 762-2837
gold mine guided tours, panning and gifts

Calaveras County

(530) 694-2475

Discover Alpine County's hidden gems, unparalleled beauty and endless adventure! Stop by the Visitors Center for a FREE county map.

(800) 225-3764
historic landmark
(209) 736-2963

Located on the 3-acre, now defunct Angels Quartz Mine - the museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country, sharing extraordinary stories from the past. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic under China Gulch oak trees where 49'ers prospected for gold.

(209) 754-4685
archeological artifacts
(866) 762-2837
cavern & mine tours
(209) 728-8471
Eat Stay Shop Taste Play
(209) 728-1160
gold rush artifacts
(209) 588-0808
authentic stage coach rides
(209) 754-0800
Calaveras County history

Tuolumne County

(209) 984-4914
authentic gold mining trips
(209) 536-1672
theatre, history, tours and more
(209) 532-7890
in the old Fire Station in Sonora
(209) 586-3007
historical wagon experience
(209) 985-1799

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