Welcome to Jackson, California
At the crossroads of Scenic Highways 49 and 88, Gold Country adventures begin and end in Jackson. Charming, 150-year old Main Street boasts one of California’s oldest and most notorious establishments, the newly renovated National Hotel. Antiques, the Amador County Museum, gift shops, popular eateries, even a steam punk-themed bookstore attract shoppers and history buffs. A Gold Country adventure isn’t complete without experiencing the miner’s way of life on a tour of the legendary Kennedy Mine. Minutes from Main Street, the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort features top name entertainers, and Jackson’s location on beautiful Highway 88 makes it the ideal base camp for High Sierra camping, fishing, and snow sports.
In 1853, Jackson became the county seat of newly formed Amador County, California. Previously, from 1851–1852, it had been the county seat of Calaveras County. Jackson may therefore be the only city to have ever been county seat of two different counties at different times.
Top Five Things To Do:
- The National Hotel
- Amador County Museum
- Kennedy Gold Mine
- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
- Biggest Little Kitchen Store
Sat/Sun, March 18 - 19
Downtown Jackson becomes an outdoor bazaar and flea market featuring antiques, relics and collectibles, arts and crafts, food, street entertainers and a 5K run.
-- Bunsen to Beakers 5K, Saturday morning, 8 am start
-- Carnival rides for kids at corner of Water and Summit Streets
-- Live music at Petkovich Park and at the Beer and Wine Garden (next to National Hotel), 10 am – 7 pm Saturday, 10 am - 5pm Sunday. Beer and Wine Garden sponsored by Jackson Rancheria and the National Hotel.
-- All food booths operated by local non-profit groups
-- Free Shuttle Bus service to free parking at the corner of So. Hwy 49 and Broadway and the County Administration building on Court Street – click here for bus schedule
-- Paid parking (including overnight for campers) in the Grocery Outlet parking lot, on Hwy 49 …. No overnight parking for campers.
More Info at www.jacksonlionsclub.org
Gold Rush history comes alive in charming, historic Amador County, featuring the Kit Carson Mountain Men, horse-drawn wagons, Old West melodrama, music, gunfights and more on Main Street, Jackson, Sunday, April 27-30, 2017.
The entertaining Wagon Train Parade of horse-drawn wagons, comedy acts, music and pioneer fun kicks off the event at 10:30 am. Bring the whole family and stay after the parade for Old West gunfights, hilarious melodrama skits, live music, educational exhibits, gold panning, Gold Rush characters and more all on Main Street until 5 pm.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - In Historic Downtown Jackson, California on Main Street.
It's the Motherlode Cruise on Main Street, Jackson, Saturday, May 20, 10 am to 3 pm. The Motherlode Cruise car show will take you back in time with 150 vintage cars, from Model Ts to muscle cars. Stroll down Main Street to enjoy the cars, fine arts and crafts for sale by local artists and Main Street’s unique shops and eateries. It’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!