Special Events at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!


. Kennedy Gold Mine - Miners Working in the Kennedy

April 8th, 2017, Saturday 7 pm through Sunday April 9th, 8 am
Paranormal Overnights at Kennedy Gold Mine!
Kennedy Gold Mine - J.F. Parks, Superintendant at the Kennedy Gold MineSpend the Night at the Kennedy!

Experienced paranormal investigators lead you through the 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!

Paranormal Overnights coming up:

♦ Apr. 8, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Apr. 9, ends 8 am Sold Out
♦ Jun. 18, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Apr. 9, ends 8 am
♦ Jul. 22, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Apr. 9, ends 8 am
♦ Aug. 12, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Apr. 9, ends 8 am

Tickets must be purchased in advance: $100 / per person. Space is limited to 20 persons per investigation. Participants are required to stay with their group. More information, and online Booking.




April 29th - April 30, 2017, Saturday & Sunday
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Fun for all ages!

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.

Come early Saturday for fun-pony rides, face-painting, gunslingers and more! Test your luck with the Flim-Flam man. Come for lunch, stay for ice cream sundaes, then visit the wagons when they arrive in the afternoon!

As part of the journey, the wagons will camp 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. Great opportunities for photographers, and a learning experience for history buffs and kids young and old. Saturday through Sunday.




May 5,6, & 7th 2017: 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



June 22, 2017, Thursday: The Kennedy Mine 20 Year Celebration!
A Benefit For the Preservation and Restoration of the Kennedy Mine

Please tell your friends and neighbors, and join us in support for the Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA 20 Year Celebration BBQ Fundraiser
Kennedy Gold Mine Dig Deep Campaign! Help us raise Restoration Funds for the Mine
on Thursday, June 22, 2017 starting at 5 pm.

Celebrate 157 years of hard rock mining in Amador County on Thursday, June 22nd at the annual
Kennedy Mine BBQ, and Dig Deep Campaign to raise funds to preserve and restore the historic headframe, buildings and property.

The Kennedy Mine was at the 5912 foot depth when it closed in 1942 due to WWII, and was considered one of the deepest mines in the world.
Help us reach our funding goal of $35 per foot to help preserve this historic gem of Amador County's great mining history.

Dinner Includes the Kennedy Mine's Delicious BBQ, Scrumptious Beans, Savory Salad, Delectible Bread and Delightful Desserts. No Host Bar, Live Music.

Try your Luck and Strike it Rich with Our Raffle and Silent Auction!

TICKETS: $30 per person. More information, and where to find tickets.. TBA




At the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre:
Main Street Theater Works' 2017 Summer Theater

Kennedy Gold Mine Theatre - Jackson CA -Doublewide Texas - Main Street Theatre Works

"Doublewide, Texas"
by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Whooten.
Fridays and Saturdays, June 23th - July 22nd
Gates open at 6:30 PM, show starts 8 PM
For more information: MTSW 2017 Season


"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
Kennedy Gold Mine Theatre - Jackson CA -The Crusible - Main Street Theatre Works
Fridays and Saturdays, August 11th - September 9th
Gates open at 6:30 PM, show starts 8 PM
For more information: MTSW 2017 Season

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 Theater Works info.   
Satellite Map Here




August 4, 2017: Free Summer "TGIF" Concert at the Kennedy Mine, brought to you by the Amador Arts Council

Featured Band: "TBA"
Time: 5PM until Dusk
Bring lawn chairs,your family and friends and have a great time.Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA - TGIF Concert
Bring your dancing shoes and howl at the moon !
Or just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Come Early and Enjoy a Tour of the Kennedy Mine Before the Show!! on Friday, August 4, 2017 Beginning at the Change House, guided tours will be available from 3-5 PM. Tours are $10 for Adults, $6 Ages 6-12, and under 6 FREE!

Delicious BBQ Hamburgers, & Hotdogs, plus our special Ice Cream Sundaes. Available at the Kennedy to enjoy with the show! Does good music make you hungry? Treat Yourself, we have you covered! Get the cook out of the kitchen and enjoy the entire evening!



Look here for Past Events and find out what you've missed! Keep the Kennedy in Mind for Next Year!

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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: $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 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!