Celebrate a Special Amador County Day at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!
Tell your friends and neighbors, this event is FREE to all Amador County residents! Amador County Day
will open the season with a bang on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9:00
am to 3 pm.
Come see what it is all about. Fun for all ages! Come Rain or Shine!
Opening Ceremony: will be a celebration of the 20 year Anniversary of the Aquisition of the Kennedy Mine by the Kennedy Mine Foundation.
Fun for kids and adults. Learn about our great mining history. Grounds, museum and buildings will be open with interpreters. The Amador Sawmill & Mining Association will operate their Old Time Machine Shop display [weather permitting]. Guided trail walks will be available. Hear about the Geology of the Kennedy mine. Visit the Kennedy Mine Mining Archive and look at original records, maps and photos of the mine. Did your ancestor work at the Kennedy Mine?
Kids activities include: saw a log like a lumberjack! Be a Kennedy gold miner, push a real Kennedy ore car on the track! Try your hand at blacksmithing at the blacksmith shop! Learn how to pan for gold as the old-time prospectors did! [Fee applies, guaranteed to take home a sample!] See the Change House Museum, and walk through the mine display tunnel!
Mining history is all around you!
♦ Pancake Breakfast served from 9 - 10:30 am
♦ BBQ Lunch served from 11:30 - 2 pm.
Breakfast and Lunch tickets are available online and at the event.
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Panning Experience for Everyone!
Guaranteed to take home a sample!
Includes sausage, fruit and beverage
Pancake Breakfast, Youth 5-11 yrs.
Includes sausage, fruit and beverage
Includes hamburger or cheeseburger, chips or potato salad and beverage
Includes chips or potato salad and beverage
Come Join Us in Celebrating a Treasure of the Mother Lode!
Kennedy Gold Mine Surface Tours During the Season:
The Kennedy Mine, located near Jackson California (printable map), is
open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 10 AM to 3 PM, March through October.
FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6.
Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year.
Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot.
For More Information and to Book Tours, See Our Welcome PageContact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone us at: (209) 223-9542
Also Teachers, Educators: We have a special Group Guided tour designed for your students.
On the Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour, visitors see the mine office building where gold flakes were melted into large bricks to ship by Wells Fargo stage to San Francisco. This is also where ore samples were processed to see if a particular underground area was worthy of further investigation. See the stamp and gold recovery mill, tailing wheels, a steam boiler and the huge steel head frame whose pulleys guided the miners into the bowels of the earth. You will also see the building [now a museum] where the men changed into their mining garb before dropping nearly a mile underground to work. View a historic video of the men working circa 1914, and much more. Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine and gain new insight into the complications and hardships of the miner's way of life.
The Kennedy Mine Foundation is a non-profit California Public Benefit
Corporation operating under the 501(c)3 regulations.
We hope you will come and enjoy the Kennedy Gold Mine with us and perhaps become involved in the volunteer effort. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. For more information, please see "Sponsor or Partner with the Kennedy Mine". Come and visit the Kennedy Mine!