Special Events at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!


2019 Kennedy Mine Speaker Series

Our popular Speaker Series on local history continues with the following dates, times and speakers. Don't miss these!

 March 14th - 7 pm.  Larry Angier  "A Brief History of Serbians in Amador County".
 May 16th - 7 pm.  Bill Braun.  "B.F. McDonald, Argonaut Mine Rescuer and Safety Expert".
 August 15th - 7 pm.  Elaine Zorbas.  "The Chinese Role in Amador County".
 October 17th - 7 pm.  Cedric Clute.  Topic To Be Announced


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Paranormal Nights at Kennedy Gold Mine! Kennedy Gold Mine - J.F. Parks, Superintendant at the Kennedy Gold Mine
Spend the Evening at the Kennedy!

Join experienced Paranormal Investigators as they lead you through this historic property with access to all non-restricted areas on their Paranormal Investigations. See for yourself if miners still work the mine! Space is limited so reserve your place now!

Evening 6 hour Investigations: 7 pm to 1 am - $75 per person,
$50 per person for Amador and Calaveras residents (ID required).

Paranormal Nights coming up:

♦ Jun. 08, 2019 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Jul. 13, 2019 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Aug. 10, 2019 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Sep. 21, 2019 PARACON EVENT: "Mining Under the Veil" Save the Date and watch for more information on this exciting event!

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Prices shown are per person. Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged for another date. Space is limited to 18 persons per investigation. Participants are required to stay with their group.
Read More information, and Online Booking Easy, Fast, Convenient, Secure:
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May 27th 2019 - Kennedy Mine Memorial Day Tours: 10 AM to 3 PM


Notice:  A Call For Artists! All Media - Show & Sell - Gold Country Themes
Artists are invited to enter Gold Country-themed art, any media,
in the Kennedy Gold Mine BBQ Art Show & Sale, 5- 9 pm, June 20, 2019.

Artists may enter up to 4 pieces per artist (space permitting). All media artworks with a Gold Country theme are welcome.Kennedy Mine BBQ and Art Show & Sale
Pieces must be delivered to Kennedy Mine ready to hang or display on Sat/Sun, 9:30 am - 4 pm, June 15-16, 2019.

Non-juried, no fee to participate.
• Artists price their works for sale, and if sold at the BBQ show, will pay Kennedy Mine Foundation 30% commission of sales price. • Artists should bring easels or stands, if possible, to display their art. The Kennedy Mine will provide tables and some table-top easels. For unusual display needs, please contact Linda Gonzales, 209-304-0349.

Exhibits are not insured. • Artists are encouraged to attend the BBQ and Art Show, and showcase their artwork with event guests. A discount ticket price for the BBQ will be offered to art show participants. • Unsold art remaining at the Kennedy Mine after the event must be picked up on Sat/Sun, 9:30 am - 4 pm, June 22,-23, 2019.
OR EMAIL info@kennedygoldmine.com .



June 14th 2019, Friday: FREE Summer "TGIF" Concert at the Kennedy Mine Change House
Brought to you by the Amador Arts Council

Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA - TGIF Concert - Primativo Featured Band: "Primativo" - Latin Jazz with Dave Holob and Friends
Time: 5:30 PM until Sundown
At the Kennedy Mine Change House
Bring lawn chairs for your family and friends and have a great evening. North and South Gates open at 4 PM. Music from 5:30 PM until sundown.
Food, Beer and Wine available!
Just sit back and enjoy the show!
Or bring your dancing shoes and dance to Latin Rhythms!

Does good music make you hungry? Treat Yourself, we have you covered! Get the cook out of the kitchen and enjoy the entire evening! Food, Beer and Wine Available:
The Change House Snack Bar is serving Tacos & Nachos with lots of salsa!
Plus Kennedy Mine's famous Ice Cream Sundaes & Floats to cool you off!




June 20, 2019 - Kennedy Mine Foundation 22nd Anniversary Annual Founders BBQ & Art Show at the Kennedy Gold Mine in Jackson, CA
A Benefit For the Preservation and Restoration of the Kennedy Mine

Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA 22 Years Founders Artshow BBQ Fundraiser
Please tell your friends and neighbors, and join us in Celebration of the Kennedy Mine Foundation's 22nd Anniversary on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Doors open at 5 pm.

The Kennedy Mine Gold Country Art Show will feature talented local artists and photographers with their art on display and for sale on the Change House Museum Lawn. Find something you like, enjoy the evening, and help preserve the Kennedy Mine, the historic gem of Amador County's great mining history!

An auction will be held for the two 1st place winning art pieces from the Kennedy Mine’s outdoor “Painting Out” art competition in April.

♦ Stroll through the Art Show & Sale, talk to the Artists attending.
♦ Enjoy our Famous & Delicious Deep Pit Beef BBQ Dinner! 
♦ Live Music by Slade Rivers
♦ No Host Beer and Wine Bar.
♦ Raffle, Art Auction and Art for sale. 

Get your Founders Day Art Show and BBQ Tickets Now! Most Credit Cards Accepted. Online Booking by Credit Card is Easy, Fast, Convenient, & Secure, Try it!
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Please book ahead if possible. Tickets also available at the Kennedy Mine Gift Shop (weekends); Amador Council of Tourism 209.267.9249; and the Amador County Chamber of Commerce, Prospect Court, Sutter Creek, CA 209.223.0350.

Proceeds will help to refurbish the Change House Museum and grounds with new and better displays, repair and replace needed items, maintain the historic buildings and equipment, and help us to continue to educate and serve the public. Help us preserve this jewel of the Mother Lode! Thank you for your generous donation!


At the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre:
Main Street Theatre Works' 2019 Summer Theatre

Kennedy Gold Mine Theatre - Jackson CA -Leading Ladies - Main Street Theatre Works

"Leading Ladies"
Fridays and Saturdays, June 21 - July 20, 2019
Gates open at 6:30 PM, show starts 8 PM

Access and parking: at 1115-1129 N. Main Street, Jackson, next to the Country Squire Motel, and before the Kennedy Tailing Wheels City Park. Look for the signs.
Main Street Theatre Works info.   
Satellite Map Here



At the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre:
Main Street Theatre Works' 2019 Summer Theatre

Kennedy Gold Mine Theatre - Jackson CA -Alone Together - Main Street Theatre Works

"Alone Together"
Fridays and Saturdays, August 09 - September 07, 2019
Gates open at 6:30 PM, show starts 8 PM

Access and parking: at 1115-1129 N. Main Street, Jackson, next to the Country Squire Motel, and before the Kennedy Tailing Wheels City Park. Look for the signs.
Main Street Theatre Works info.   
Satellite Map Here



Off Season Tours 2nd Saturday of Each Month Starting November 9th 2019

Tour the Kennedy in the cool of the off-season from 10 AM to 3 PM, and beat the crowds! Open only on the 2nd Saturday of each month starting on November 9th and continuing each month until opening tourist season in March.


Plaid Friday Tours - The Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 29th 2019Plaid Friday at the Kennedy Gold Mine, Jackson, CA

Skip the Mall, Tour the Mine. The Kennedy will be open for tours the day after Thanksgiving on Plaid Friday! Take a break from shopping and enjoy some local history. Take your guests somewhere special. Find a unique gift for Christmas for a special price. The Mine and Museum will be open one day only, don't miss it!



Tuesday December 3rd 2019 - Save the Date!! - Amador Giving Tuesday

Donations are welcome anytime, but on Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, your gift will be matched!. Missed the date? Out of town? No problem, your donation is welcome and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help!

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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: $12.00 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 Page

Contact us by email: info@kennedygoldmine.com 
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.

The mission of the Kennedy Mine Foundation is to protect, conserve, restore the historic structures, and share the history of the property known as the Kennedy Mine. The Kennedy Mine Foundation works to retain the historic value, scenic beauty, natural treasures and wildlife habitat for future generations.

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!