Howdy ... Welcome to the Mother Lode!

Enjoy a fun, authentic, tour in Amador County, one hour east of Sacramento on Highway 49, in the Heart of the Gold Rush Mother Lode.

Your personal guide is Gabby, a retired teacher with many years of local and regional history to share with you. {Summer 2014: Pioneer Trail Tours}

During your tour, you'll do some of the following - depending on your interest and availability:

  • Visit historic wineries to hear  how old-timey families brought wine grapes to    Amador County years ago, and enjoy sampling some of the best wine in the region
  • Pan for gold and take home a sample that you discover
  • Learn about the formation of The Sierra Nevada and why gold is found in California
  • Learn about Early California, Gold Rush and Pioneer history
  • Tour one or more local cemeteries and hear the stories of early residents
  • Visit the engineering marvel of the The Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels
  • Tour the Native American village of Indian Grinding Rock
  • Walking tours of the Gold Rush towns of Sutter Creek or Jackson
  • Gain insight into local plants, trees, wildlife and geology of the region

" We were visiting the California Gold Country with our two children and wanted to experience its history in a meaningful way.
We took a tour with Gabby and had a delightful time. We learned a lot as well. Gabby is fun, informative and tailors his
tours to your specific interests. We highly recommend the group "family" tour." - Max and Jennifer Westfield, Onterio, Canada
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