The Heart of the Gold Country

Gabby's Gold Rush Tours

Gabby's Gold Rush Tours

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Enjoy a fun, authentic, tour in the Heart of the Gold Rush Mother Lode.  Your personal guide is Gabby, a retired teacher with many years of local and regional history to share with you.
 
Walking Tours in and around historic towns and communities that grew up out of the mining camps. 
 
History Tours where you will also learn about the formation of The Sierra Nevada, why gold formed in in California, Early California, Gold Rush & Pioneer history, and can also include finding and identifying local flora and fauna of the Mother Lode. 
 
School and Group Step-on Tours with Gabby can be arranged.
 
Pioneer Trail Tours up Carson Pass stopping at several historical sites.
 
During your tour, you'll do some of the following - depending on your interest and availability:
  • Visit historic wineries to hear  how old-timey families brought wine grapes to Amador County years ago, and enjoy sampling some of the best wine in the region
  • Pan for gold and take home a sample that you discover
  • Learn about the formation of The Sierra Nevada and why gold is found in California
  • Learn about Early California, Gold Rush and Pioneer history
  • Tour one or more local cemeteries and hear the stories of early residents
  • Visit the engineering marvel of the The Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels
  • Tour the Native American village of Indian Grinding Rock
  • Walking tours of the Gold Rush towns of Sutter Creek or Jackson
  • Gain insight into local plants, trees, wildlife and geology of the region
Gabby's Gold Rush Tours
PO Box 92
Pine Grove, CA  95665
(209) 304-0892