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A Highway 49 Drive: A Self-Guided Audio Tour from Placerville to Jackson

Overview
Experience California’s historic Gold Country on a driving tour from Placerville to Jackson with this affordable audio tour.

• Find out about the hard-rock mining era of the California Gold Rush which began in the 1850s, shortly after the area’s placer mines began to run dry
• Hear from producer Lynn Momboisse, a California native with a penchant for telling stories
• Do it all in 150 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
City: Sacramento
Fri 21 Jun
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Starting at $11.99
Fri 21 Jun
Starting at $11.99
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What's Included
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Lifetime access to this tour in English
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Additional Info
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.
What To Expect
1
Placerville
This self-guided driving tour starts in Placerville. You’ll learn about the hard-rock mining era of the California Gold Rush which began in the 1850s, shortly after the area’s placer mines began to run dry.
2
Plymouth
The tour takes you through Plymouth.
3
Amador Flower Farm
The tour passes by Amador Flower Farm.
4
La Mesa Vineyards & Winery
On this driving tour, you'll have the opportunity to stop the tour and partake in a little wine tasting at this venue.
5
Fiddletown
On this self-guided tour, you'll drive through the California Gold Rush towns of Fiddletown, Amador City, Sutter Creek, and Jackson.
6
Drytown
On this self-guided tour, you'll drive through the California Gold Rush towns of Fiddletown, Amador City, Sutter Creek, and Jackson.
7
Sutter Creek
On this self-guided tour, you'll drive through the California Gold Rush towns of Fiddletown, Amador City, Sutter Creek, and Jackson.
8
Kennedy Gold Mine
On this tour, you'll find out what remains of Treasure Mine, Kennedy Mine and Bunker Hill.
9
Jackson
On this self-guided tour, you'll drive through the California Gold Rush towns of Fiddletown, Amador City, Sutter Creek, and Jackson.
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Cancellation Policy
All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
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Reviews (1)
jameswconrad65
Jul 2022
This was the second part of a 4 part driving tour series my wife and I took over a recent getaway weekend. We are big history buffs but really knew very little about the history of the California Gold Country right in our back yard. The tour guide is obviously very knowledgeable about the area and its history and really brings it all to life. This was a delightful and very interesting tour of some of California's most beautiful back roads. This second leg was a bit different from the others in that it included a nice little trip through the Shenandoah Valley. Think of it as the Napa/Sonoma of the California foothills. It includes a collection of some of the top unknown wineries in Northern California. The wine tasting at some world class wineries was a nice little surprise and a great way to spend the afternoon before getting back to our historic gold country tour. Some highlights included the cute little gold rush towns of Fiddletown, Amador City, and Sutter Creek. If it's open highly recommend a visit to the Kennedy Gold Mine where the history of the gold rush era is on full display.

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