Welcome to Amador City, a charming gold rush town located just minutes from the Shenandoah Valley wine region along historic Highway 49 in California’s Gold Country. One of California’s smallest incorporated cities, with a population of just over 200 residents, Amador City is a little city with a lot to offer.
Amador City is one of the smallest Incorporated Cities in California and still steeped in tradition and preserving its history. Settled in 1853 and Incorporated in 1915.
The original mining-era buildings are now home to unique shops including Victorian clothing, custom quilts, local handmade gifts, the most unusual shirt specialty shop. You will also find wine tasting, an old fashioned soda fountain and lunch counter, an artisan bakery and gourmet lunches and dinners. The Imperial Hotel (from 1878) affords visitors an opportunity to stay the night and enjoy Amador City’s Gold Country small town way of life.
In addition, visitors to Amador City can enjoy biking and walking the back roads with miles of tree-lined creeks, old mining head frames, rock walls and foundations.
The town provides a self-guided historical walking tour including two gold mining era cemeteries.
There are also many wineries in the nearby Shenandoah Valley, fishing at many nearby lakes and rivers as well as golfing and gold panning and camping.
GeoCaching and GeoTracking are also popular past times. There are many “spots” in and around both Amador City and Amador County.