The Heart of the Gold Country

Amador County Museum

Amador County Museum
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This historic 15-room classic Greek Revival dwelling in Jackson, CA was constructed in 1854 to be the home of Armstead C. Brown (January 10, 1816 - early February, 1903). He was an American farmer, miner and lawyer originally from Wisconsin. He  moved to California as a 49er where he became one of the founding fathers of Amador County. Brown took up residence in Jackson in 1851 and became a merchant, bringing his goods by team over the mountains from the coast, resumed his law practice and Between 1863 and 1869 he served three terms as a Democratic member of the California State Assembly.

As the County Museum, his home now houses collections that include a Gold History Exhibit, fashions of the past, a Victorian bedroom and parlor, a Native American collection, a Chinese American collection, and much more. A separate building houses the Mine Model Exhibit, working models built to scale of a Kennedy Mine tailing wheel, a hard-rock mining head frame, and a stamp mill. The museum at overlooks historic downtown Jackson.

For group tours, contact the Amador County HIstorical Society.

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11am to 3pm

Tours of the mine model exhibit 12pm & 1pm

Amador County Museum
225 Church Street
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-6386 or 209-257-1485