The Monteverde General Store Museum, located in the heart of the California Gold Country and right on the 49'er Gold Rush Trail, is an excellent example of a perfectly preserved General Store from the mid 1800's. The picturesque Monteverde Store is a wonderful historical location that gives you a glimpse into how things were in the Wild West. This particular building, with all its history and significance to the people of Sutter Creek and their ancestors, is definitely a must see while in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
The Monteverde Store was opened by John Monteverde and his son John, as a country store in 1896 and still displays all paraphernalia of the past on its shelves. Dry goods, hardware, bulk products, apparel, patterns, even penny candy were on hand for local shoppers. Well preserved, it is now a museum.
The Museum is free to visit and generally open on weekends, through the generosity of volunteers.
For a guaranteed tour, please call the Sutter Creek Visitor Center in advance for a volunteer docent-led exploration of the store and the history of the Monteverde Family.