Help the Kennedy Mine Foundation
Preserve Our History

The Kennedy Mine is an All-Volunteer Foundation – Truly a Labor of Love, and a “Must See” in Amador County. We invite you to learn more about local California history.

Educational tours are given each year both public and private, including many schools. Community Events are held such as plays, concerts, weddings, gem & mineral shows, wine tastings and more.

The Kennedy Mine is Maintained and Funded by Volunteers and Donors Like You! Please Consider a Donation to Help Preserve the Kennedy Mine!

Please Click our Paypal Button and Donate online using our Easy, Fast, Convenient and Secure Service. Most Credit Cards Accepted. Thank you in advance! Your contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated.

To donate to the Kennedy Mine Foundation using PayPal, please click the donate button below.


If you wish to donate specifically to the Kennedy Tailing Wheels Restoration Project please click this link to donate directly to our Amador County Historical Preservation Fund.

You can also help us save credit card fees and make your donation go further by donating with a tax-deductible check sent to: Kennedy Mine Foundation PO Box 684 Jackson, CA 95642

• Kennedy Donation Coordinator Email:
• Kennedy Mine (office/voice message): 209-223-9542

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    Become a Valued Volunteer at the Kennedy Mine:

    The success of the Kennedy Mine Foundation is greatly attributed to its dedicated volunteers. From the initial mapping and cleaning of the property to the ongoing maintenance and restoration of buildings, as well as the very important task of collecting and documenting the mine’s history, volunteers are the backbone of the Foundation’s efforts to preserve and share this important historical site with the community. Archive volunteers are always needed and appreciated. 

    Currently, the Foundation relies on the support of an active group of 45 volunteers. These volunteers play a vital role in various areas of interest and set their own schedules based on their availability. Whether you have a few hours a week to spare or can commit to more time, your contribution can make a significant difference in the success of the Kennedy Mine.

    The Foundation welcomes volunteers from all walks of life, including service groups, students, and organizations who can adopt a project or participate for a day. If your business is interested in providing services, the Foundation is grateful for any support and will acknowledge your contribution.

    Every hand helps in the preservation and maintenance of the Kennedy Mine, and the Foundation encourages you to join as a volunteer and become a vital partner in their efforts to protect and share this important piece of history with the community. Areas of need are:

      • Building Maintenance
      • Grounds Keeping
        • Tour Guides/Docents
        • Marketing and Publicity
          • Social Media
          • Historians/Archivists
            • Grants/Grant Writing
            • Gift Shop Sales

            Support The Kennedy Mine Foundation

            The Kennedy Mine Foundation is a non-profit California Public Benefit Corporation operating under 501(c)3 regulations. Donations are welcome and tax-deductible. 


            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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