Past Events at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!
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Amador County Day!
Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA Amador County Day 2017March 4th, 2017, Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
FREE to all Amador County Residents!
Come Rain or Shine!

Opening Ceremony:
20-year Anniversary of the Acquisition of the Kennedy Mine by the Kennedy Mine Foundation.

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.
$1.00 discount if you purchase tickets ahead online!
Most Credit Cards Accepted. More information and pricing.

Fun for kids and adults. Learn about our great mining history. Grounds 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! Push a real ore car like the miners did! Try  your hand at blacksmithing! Be a prospector and pan for gold! [panning fee required].
More information and pricing.




. Kennedy Gold Mine - Miners Working in the Kennedy

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
♦ Jun. 03, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Jun. 04, ends 8 am
♦ Jun. 17, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Jun. 18, ends 8 am
♦ Jul. 22, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Jul. 23, ends 8 am
♦ Aug. 12, 2017
Sat. from 7 pm to Sun. Aug. 13, 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
Days of 49 Wagon TrainKennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA Days-of-49-Wagon-Train-2017
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

Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA 20 Year Celebration BBQ Fundraiser
Please tell your friends and neighbors, and join us in Celebration of the Kennedy Mine Foundation's 20th Anniversary on Thursday, June 22, 2017 starting at 5 pm.

Enjoy a Delicious Catered Dinner to the sound of Live Music!
Your choice of Roast Pork Loin or Chicken Breast with Scrumptious Salad, Delectible Potatoes, Savory Vegetables & Delightful Desserts.

Help us to honor the original members who gave of their time, efforts and vision to form the Kennedy Mine Foundation.

Enjoy the evening, and help preserve the Kennedy Mine, a historic gem of Amador County's great mining history!

All attendees recieve a free copy of "The Little Mule Story" by Sybil Arata as a souvenier.

No Host Wine and Beer.
Featuring Live Music
with Double-Edge: Adam Gottstein & Dave Holob.

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



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

Featured Band: "Church Street Sinners"
Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA - TGIF Concert - Church Street SinnersTime: 5PM until Dusk
The Church Street Sinners specialize in "Porch Music", blending Americana, and Appalachian traditions with County Western Blues and Folk music. Bring lawn chairs for your family and friends and have a great evening.
Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
Or bring your dancing shoes and howl at the moon!

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!

Try our 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!



. - Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA

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: 
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!