The second Saturday of every month is always Public Tour Day at Knight Foundry, America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier relic of Mother Lode gold mining history. On Saturday, October 13, visitors will be able to watch expert docents actually do the kind of work that was done at the Foundry while it operated from 1873 through 1996, including – for the first time in more than 20 years! – pouring hot metal.
Knight Foundry will be open from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. on this special day. Tours will be self-guided, so visitors can spend all the time they want at each demonstration station. Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5. No reservations are necessary. Knight Foundry hats, T-shirts, aprons, and more along with Pinkerton Foundry patterns are on sale. 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685.
|Don and George salvaging some plates to use as a base for the melting oven.|
Discover the magic and mystery of Knight Foundry’s Mother Lode industrial history
on a tour the 2nd Saturday of every month.