School Tours at the Kennedy Gold Mine
The Kennedy Mine is a non-profit, volunteer historical landmark, located
about an hour east of Stockton and Sacramento. The Kennedy Mine offers
one of the best school tours in the Mother Lode. Our volunteer staff
offers a historically accurate, educational and fun experience for
students of all ages and grades. Our tours are specifically aligned with
California State History Standards for grades four and five, but the
tours are suitable for all grades and ages, including youth groups,
special needs, high school, home school, and college students.
We Provide the Entire Program:
The Kennedy's volunteers provide the entire program, so teachers can
relax and have fun with their students. No special preparation is
required to enjoy the tour. Just show up, and we handle the experience.
The 90 minute surface tour includes background on early California history, the Gold Rush, and the history of the Kennedy Mine. Special Feature: Gold panning is included! All students will pan for gold, find it, and take home their own sample as a souvenir.
The Kennedy Tour Features:
- 90 minute instructional tour.
- Gold panning plus souvenir gold.
- A gift shop with inexpensive, Gold Rush souvenirs.
- A very good, wide gravel road for buses.
- A huge parking area.
- Clean, modern bathrooms.
- Tables for lunch.
Cost: $8.00 per student. One teacher or chaperone is admitted free for every 10 students. Additional adults are $10 per person. Smaller groups are welcome, but there is a minimum charge of $160. See instructions when booking.
Contact Us for a Great Experience!
The Kennedy Mine, located near Jackson California
The Interactive map for the Kennedy Mine and area
• School Tour Manager (Cell/Text): 209-304-0349
• Kennedy Mine (office/voice message): 209-223-9542
• Email the Kennedy Mine: firstname.lastname@example.org