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Knight Foundry is OPEN for Second Saturday tours.

Public Knight Foundry Self-Guided Tours
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 us for one of our Self-Guided Tours on the second Saturday of every month. Discover the compelling history that is historic Knight Foundry!

NARM Benefits: Knight Foundry is a member of the North American Reciprocal Membership program. If you have an active NARM-endorsed membership card from another organization, please email or call 209-560-6160 for details on the benefits we offer.

Knight Foundry opens at 10 a.m. and the last tour tickets are sold at 3 p.m. All tickets are sold at the door. No reservations are necessary.

Admission is $15 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5 and for Knight Foundry Alliance members. Click here to become a member.

On Public Tour Day, if you have a temperature, don’t feel well, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or any contagious illness, please postpone your visit. Thank you.

Upcoming Second Saturday 2022 Tour Dates
May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

Classes at the Foundry
If you’re interested in joining the mailing list for future Foundry classes, including Blacksmithing, Pattern Making, and Introduction to Sand Casting, please contact us.

Private Tours
If your family, group, or organization would like to arrange a private tour of Knight Foundry:

Or phone 209-560-6160

About Knight Foundry

Sutter Creek’s Historic, Industrial Crown Jewel. The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, California, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. 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.

See you at the Foundry! 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, California 95685

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