The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, 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.Arrange to visit Knight Foundry and other attractions in Sutter Creek using our Sutter Creek day trip planning tool .
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 has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.
Knight Foundry Reviews
While visiting friends in Sutter Creek one balmy afternoon they chose to show us this amazing and historical water powered foundry. It’s only open for tours on the 2nd Saturday of each month at which ... more »
If you have a curious mind and love learning about history or just long for the way things used to be, you will enjoy a tour of the Knight Foundry. It's a fascinating tour. Our guide was Wade and he k... more »
This is the most interesting and amazing historical tour I have been on! I was absolutely enthralled by the amazing technology that they developed in the late 1800's. Anyone remotely interested in history or metal works or big cool equipment should take this tour.
So much history here I highly recommend checking out one of there events.
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