Jackson The Essential
Seat of Amador County, this bustling town was founded in 1849 as a placer mining camp. By 1859 hardrock operations had begun on a rich quartz vein. Today Jackson reflects a pleasing balance of old and new, particularly evident in the 19C architecture along Main Street. The National Hotel claims to be the oldest continually operating hotel in the state.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Jackson
Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels
Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels
Built in 1912, these 58ft wooden wheels