DescriptionSutter Creek, in the Sierra foothills, has a restored Main Street with stone, brick and weathered wood-frame buildings serving as reminders of the town's 19th-century gold rush heritage. The antique shops and B&Bs that line SR 49 attract lots of weekend visitors.
The Monteverde Store Museum at 11 Randolph St., at one time an old-fashioned country store, was owned and operated by the same family for more than 70 years. It was closed for more than 20 years before reopening as a museum. Such items as miner's supplies, dry goods, groceries, hardware, long underwear, penny candy and the store's original ledgers all recall its turn-of-the-20th-century heyday. Guided tours can be arranged with advance notice; phone the visitor center for information.
Visitor InfoSutter Creek Visitor Center 71A Main St. SUTTER CREEK, CA 95685. Phone:(209)267-1344
Self-guiding toursA brochure describing a walking tour past Sutter Creek's historic buildings is available from the visitor center.