Special Events at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!


. Kennedy Gold Mine - Miners Working in the Kennedy

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

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

Evening 8 hour Investigations: 7 pm to 3 am - $100 per person.

Paranormal Nights coming up:

♦ Mar. 31, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm..
♦ Apr. 21, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ May 19, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Jun. 16, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Jul. 21, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Aug. 18, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Sep. 15, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm.
♦ Nov. 17, 2018 Saturday night starting 7 pm.

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 20 persons per investigation. Participants are required to stay with their group.
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Painting Out Weekend!
Plein Air Painting & Photography Competition
April 20, 21 & 22, 2018 -- Fri., Sat. & Sun.  at the Kennedy Mine

Kennedy Gold Mine Art Contest - Jackson CA

Paint or Shoot On-Site on the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine Property!

Cash Prizes ♦ Top Image Featured at Annual Kennedy Gold Mine Founders BBQ & Art Show Live Auction & in promotional materials ♦ Entry fee for artists $15, fee waived for students 18 & under ♦ Sabrina Turner, Painting Judge ♦ Larry Angier, Photography Judge.

Competition Details, Please Share:
Download the Entry Form: KM Painting Out Contest Poster & Entry Form PDF [2.40 MB]
♦ Full size 7.5" poster 2292x2231px 300 ppi CYMK Kennedy Gold Mine Painting Out Weekend JPG [5.26MB].
♦ Web sized 7.5" poster 1146x1116px 150 ppi Kennedy Gold Mine Painting Out Weekend JPG [1.06 MB].
Web graphics: see 200x164px cropped image, click image or this link to get full image, 600x584px web optimized.[71 KB]




Days of 49 Wagon Train at the Kennedy Mine!
April 28th 2018 - All Day Saturday Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA Days-of-49-Wagon-Train
Fun for all ages! FREE Goldrush Entertainment!

Get ready for the annual Kit Carson Mountain Men and Friends, "Days of 49 Wagon Train", as they re-create an authentic pioneer Wagon Train with horse and mule teams, covered wagons, pack mules, scouts, miners, and farmers all in authentic costumes and using tools of the 1800's at the Kennedy Mine!

As part of their journey through Amador County, the 49er Wagon Train will stop for the day at the Kennedy Mine. Fun for kids and adults. Friendly pioneers will tell you about their lives and answer questions as a part of living history. FREE!

Come early Saturday starting at 9am to 5pm, use the upper entrances on HWY 49/88 to enter the grounds and FREE parking. Step back in time to 1849 for a fun day of family entertainment!

 ♦ Experience the 49er Wagon Train FREE! Talk to the pioneers & mountain men! Near the Kennedy Mine Amphitheater.
 ♦ Experience gold panning the way the 49ers did it, and find gold, guaranteed! Tickets available at the Gift Shop.
 ♦ Take a Guided Kennedy Mine Tour, and learn the history of this world famous mine. Tickets available at the Gift Shop.
 ♦ Pancake Breakfasts, BBQ Lunches & Ice Cream Sundaes will be available. Tickets available at the event.
 ♦ Special activities for the kids, including pony rides* and arts & crafts**! FREE.
 ♦ Music by "Ole Souls" from 12 pm to 3 pm on the Change House Museum stage* FREE.
 ♦ Tour the Change House Museum and Gift Shop FREE. Find unique items for sale.

Great opportunities for photographers, and a learning experience for history buffs and kids young and old. Spend your Saturday, April 28th at the Kennedy Mine! A fun family outing for everyone!

* Courtesy City of Jackson: tour main street while you are here!
** Courtesy ACRA, Amador County Recreation Agency.


Kennedy Mine "History is Alive" Speaker Series - May - Nov. TBA



May 5th & 6th, 2018:  Amador County Gem and Mineral Show!
Find gemstones, fossils, beads, hand crafted jewelry, cut slabs, polished and rough stones for sale!

Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA Amador County Gem and Mineral Show
Here comes the annual Amador County Gem and Mineral Show and sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Find your favorite gemstones, beads, fossils, petrified wood, crystals, hand crafted jewelry, cut slabs, jewelry findings, polished and rough stones for sale.

Find a perfect gift for a person you love, or start a new hobby. Make it a fun outing for Mom just before Mother's Day!

More Information.. TBA



May 29th 2018 - Kennedy Mine Memorial Day Tours: 10 AM to 3 PM


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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.

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!