Established in 1854 and located approximately 45 miles east of Sacramento and Stockton, and 147 miles east of San Francisco, Amador County is a scenic area with a rich gold rush history. The town of Jackson, incorporated in 1905, is the County seat and is a Civil War era city with at least 42 of its buildings dating back from about 1863. The County boasts many museums, galleries, antique shops, and historical sites as well as Indian Village and Cultural Center and a wide range of outdoor recreational activities for all seasons.
One of Amador's main attractions is Daffodil Hill, which virtually explodes with thousands of blossoms from mid-march through mid-April, drawing visitors from around the world.
Tour and sample wines from more than 20 award winning wineries nestled along the foothills, and see for yourself why our wines receive world wide acclaim. Explore historic Gold Rush towns that are still flourishing today where shopping opportunities abound, or travel pristine, scenic back roads for more solitary pursuits. Follow the original Emigrant Trail along Highway 88, the most scenic road in America, and see visitor stage stops and mining towns. Savor diverse cuisine, enjoy exhilarating entertainment or just relax and gaze, unobstructed at the star-studded sky.
Comfort, elegance and contemporary conveniences can be found at your choice of bed and breakfast inns, historic hotels, complete resorts, motel and RV facilities, or try "roughing it' at lakeside of pine-surrounded campsites.
Visit Black Chasm Cavern, designated a National Natural Landmark for its pristine beauty and spectacular arrays of crystalline formations. Or visit Sutter Gold Mine in Sutter Creek for an underground tour of a real hard rock gold mine! To visit beautiful, historic Sutter Creek's web site, click here.