Welcome to the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!

Discover how gold transformed California at this renowned mine, one of the world’s deepest at 5912 feet. From the famous California Gold Rush after James Marshall’s discovery in 1848 to its continuous operation until 1942, the Kennedy Gold Mine produced approximately $34,280,000 in gold according to the CA Dept. of Conservation. Explore the mine’s fascinating history with tours available every Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday from 10 AM to 3:30 PM, throughout the weekends in October, with FREE admission and budget-friendly options. On the surface tours, witness the melting of gold flakes into bricks, the processing of ore samples, and the impressive stamp and gold recovery mill. See the towering steel head frame, historic video footage of miners at work, and more. Gain insight into the challenges and hardships of the miner’s way of life at the Kennedy Gold Mine, located near Jackson, California.

Join us for an engaging and educational Guided Surface Tour at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!

Recommended for an in-depth experience, our tours are available at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM.

During the 90-minute tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Change House Museum and Gift Shop, watch actual 1914 footage of the mine in operation, and experience our new Mine Tunnel. Visit the Steam Boiler Building, Head Frame/Shaft area, Stamp Mill Overlook, Underground Foreman’s Office, and take a fascinating inside tour of the 1907 Mine Office Museum, including the Paymaster’s office and the large walk-in safe where gold bars and important records were kept. Discover the Gold Retort Furnace and Assay Rooms, the Guest Bedrooms on the top floor, and many other Points of Interest.

Guided Tours are priced at Adults $15.00 and Kids (6-12) $7.00.

Group Guided tours are also available by reservation year-round. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the rich history of the Kennedy Gold Mine!

Self-Guided Tour Options

Picnic lunches are welcome. Plan your Kennedy Mine Tour now!

Tour #1: Includes a self-guided tour book, access to the Mine Experience simulated tunnel,  Change House Museum, a movie of the mine in operation in 1914, Steam Boiler Building, Stamp Mill Overlook, Underground Foreman’s Office, exterior views of Mine Office Museum, and other Points of Interest. Adults: $7.00, Kids (6-12): $3.00.

Tour #2: Access to Change House Museum (excluding theater and Mine Tunnel), Steam Boiler Building, Stamp Mill Overlook, Underground Foreman’s Office, exterior views of Mine Office Museum, and other Points of Interest. FREE – booking not required 

Souvenir Self-Guided Tour Book: $5.00

Gold Panning: $12.00

Kennedy Mine Loop Trail is open for hiking. Register online for access information.

Teachers & Educators: Check out our special tour designed for your students.

For more information, email: info@kennedygoldmine.com or call: (209) 223-9542.

Have Your Special Event at the Kennedy Mine!

Perfect for Weddings, Corporate Events, Fundraising, Family Gatherings, and More….

The Mine offers one of the best venues in the Mother Lode with many scenic backdrops for your event. From the mine you can see over the City of Jackson and on to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Many of the historic buildings and structures present a great atmosphere and add interest to photographs. Large expanses of lawns and two stages including an amphitheatre are available for large or small events. A historical period church is available for smaller, more intimate events. Generous parking for 250 cars is available. Our Event Coordinator will help you through the process.  Get More information …

Kennedy Gold Mine Gift Shop

Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine Gift Shop for a wide selection of gold and mining-related items, including Kennedy T-shirts, memorabilia, rocks and minerals, jewelry, art, books about gold mining, and a souvenir self-guided tour book. Purchase our famous 7-minute video with rare footage of the mine in action seen on the tour. Gold panning tickets also available. Don’t miss our interesting and unique gifts!

Gift Store
Educational Field Trips – Adventures to Remember!

Educational Field Trips – Adventures to Remember!

The Kennedy Mine is a non-profit, volunteer historical landmark, located about an hour east of Stockton and Sacramento offering 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. WE PROVIDE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM so the teachers can relax and have fun too!

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Monthly PARANORMAL Nights at Kennedy Gold Mine! 3rd Saturday

Monthly PARANORMAL Nights at Kennedy Gold Mine! 3rd Saturday

Monthly – 3rd Saturday: Join experienced Paranormal Investigators as they lead you through this historic property on their Paranormal Investigations. See for yourself if miners still work the mine! Space is limited so reserve your place now!

Evening 7-hour Paranormal Investigations: 6 pm to 1 am – $75 per person, $50 per person for Amador and Calaveras residents (ID required). Next dates are: Sep. 23rd, 2023 • Oct. 21, 2023 • Nov. 18, 2023

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Rusty's Summertime Bash - Sunday, July 21st

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