The Heart of the Gold Country



The town is named for its setting in a bowl-shaped valley which early miners thought was caused by a volcano. The early morning fog rising from the valley floor only reinforced that belief. Barely 130 people live in Volcano today. Volcano was a rip-roaring gold town with more than 5,000 inhabitants. Nearly $100 million was extracted from the area. Because there were many Southern sympathizers during the civil war, a cannon was brought to Volcano to protect outgoing gold shipments to the Union side. It remains on display a few feet where no firing ever happened. Notable firsts for Volcano include: first theater group in the state, California’s first debating society, first private school, first law school, and first astronomical observatory. Nearby, Black Chasm Cavern is a National Natural Landmark open year-round.

The landmark St. George Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Top Five Things To Do:
  1. Volcano Union Pub
  2. Daffodil Hill
  3. Black Chasm Cavern
  4. St. George Hotel and Restaurant
  5. Volcano Theatre Company


Things to Do

Located here in Amador County, just outside the quaint village of Volcano, Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976 a
McLaughlin’s Daffodil Hill is a multi-generational project which has it’s origin in a family garden dating from the late 1800’s.

You are invited to take a trip back in time on the ghost trails adventure!

Nana's goal is to thrill your taste buds and bring back memories with her specialty baked goods, using the best natural and organic ingredients in traditional, dairy-free, egg-f

Located in the charming and historic town of Volcano, the lovely and magical grounds of the St. George are a joy in every season.

Volcano City Park is a great place to take the family for a picnic, and look at the beautiful scenery. 
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Volcano, CA

The historic Country Store in the gold rush town of Volcano.

The Volcano Gallery is located in the quaint town of Volcano, Ca. and is within 3 miles of the world famous Daffodil Hill.