The Heart of the Gold Country

Kennedy Gold Mine

Kennedy Gold Mine
The Kennedy Mine, famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California.  Prospected in 1860, reorganized in 1886 and continuously run until 1942, the Kennedy Gold Mine produced approximately $34,280,000 in gold.  One of the tallest head frames in existence today can be seen at the Kennedy Mine. The mine also had one of the largest stamp mills in the Mother Lode, moving tailings by means of huge wooden wheels, some of which are still standing.
Hours:   March Through October.  Open Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Admission:  $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6.
Tours:  Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours].  A self-guided tour book is also available.
School Groups, Bus and Special Group Tours:   Special tours designed for students and other youth groups and group tours for 10 or more persons available year-round with advance reservations.
Weddings & Events:  Kennedy Gold Mine is a wonderful location for special events and weddings.  With picnic tables, restrooms, a commercial kitchen, a stage and a chapel, Kennedy Gold Mine will make any event memorable.  More info:
Amphitheatre:  Experience a play at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre June through September performed by Main Street Theatre Works.
Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542