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Amador Whitney Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

Amador City, CA 95601, USA


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About Amador Whitney Museum

The Amador Whitney Museum exists to promote an interest in the history and culture of the Mother Lode region among both residents and visitors.This building, originally the Kling Building is probably the oldest commercial building in town. It dates back to 1860. Throughout the years, it has housed many types of businesses including the Wells Fargo Drayage Company.

Attractions Near Amador Whitney Museum

Knight Foundry
Knight Foundry3.5km from Amador Whitney Museum

The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America's last water-powered foundry and machine shop. It was established in 1873 to supply heavy equipment and repair facilities to the gold mines and timber industry of the Mother Lode. Samuel N. Knight developed a high speed, cast iron impulse water turbine which was a forerunner of the Pelton wheel design. Knight Wheels were used in some of the first hydroelectric plants in California, Utah, and Oregon.

Kennedy Gold Mine Tours
Kennedy Gold Mine Tours6.82km from Amador Whitney Museum

The Kennedy Gold Mine is a gold mine in Jackson, California, one of the deepest mines on the Mother Lode. It closed in 1942 and together with nearby Argonaut Mine. It has since been re-opened as a tourist attraction.

Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park
Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park7.55km from Amador Whitney Museum

Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park is located at the transition point between Jackson Gate Road and North Main Street. This park preserves two of the remaining Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels, the iconic symbols of the City of Jackson that were environmental pioneers during the hard rock mining era of the early 20th century.The park around these historical structures includes a kiosk with historical photographs and information about the engineering and operation of the wheels.

St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church8.05km from Amador Whitney Museum

The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is part of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America. It is built on the presumed location of St. Sava's grave. His coffin had been moved from Mileševa Monastery to Belgrade. The coffin was placed on a pyre and burnt in 1595 by Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha.

Preston Castle Foundation
Preston Castle Foundation11.74km from Amador Whitney Museum

This was a reform school located in Ione, California, in Amador County. Its mission is to preserve, rehabilitate and utilize the historic Preston Castle site as well as preserving the history of the school, its staff and boys. The Romanesque Revival style of architecture was to make the building look like a school rather than a prison. Today, theCastle is open to the public for tours and events.

Amador Cellars
Amador Cellars11.9km from Amador Whitney Museum

Amador Cellars is a family-run winery showcasing Mediterranean wines, Tuscan architecture and a friendly tasting room staff. The winery produces estate-grown Zinfandel and Italian, Spanish and Rhone Valley varietals. Explore our beautiful location for a barn wedding amid the vines.

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Amador County, is a county in the U.S. state of California, This County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies within the Gold Country.