Knight Foundry
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Knight Foundry

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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 a Self-Guided Tours on the second Saturday of every month.

Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place in its original context, just as it was during its Gold Rush-era heyday.

Knight Foundry is nationally recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and a California Registered Historical Landmark. The Foundry is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.


Public Knight Foundry Self-Guided Tours
Tours are 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.

Self-Guided Tours begin at 10 a.m and conclude at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5.

No reservations are necessary.

Private Tours
If your family, group, or organization would like to arrange a private tour of Knight Foundry, please contact Ron Edgar at theknightfoundry@gmail.com or 209-560-6160.

81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, California 95685
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