Sutter Creek – Contact Us

Thank you for visiting our Sutter Creek website. When, in town, we hope you will stop by our Sutter Creek Visitors Center as well. Please use the information below to contact us – via email, phone, posted mail … or fill in the form. We will be right back in touch!

Sutter Creek Visitors Center
71A Main Street
P.O. Box 1234
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

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Sutter Creek Visitors Center volunteers assist travelers with brochures, maps, information and walking tours to make their vacation more enjoyable. (Photo of Sutter Creek Visitors Center.)

  • Guided walking tours take visitors on a walk past Sutter Creek’s historic downtown and residential buildings dating from the late 1800′s.
  • The Center itself serves as a dramatic venue for black-and-white photos revealing Sutter Creek’s Gold Rush past.
  • Maps and on-line souvenirs are available here.
  • The Visitors Center is open daily.

Read about Sutter Creek in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:


“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.