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Kennedy Gold Mine

12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
+1 209-223-9542
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The headframe is still in good condition

This was a productive mine until WW2. It was a hot day, and we wanted to walk around at our own... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Royal Oaks
Go back to the Gold Rush Days......

We took our 9 year old grandson on this tour of the Kennedy Mine. The tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pine Grove, CA
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Opened in 1860 and closed in 1942, the mine unearthed $34 million in gold. Open for tours weekends March thru October.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“gold mine” (6 reviews)
“own pace” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
+1 209-223-9542
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a productive mine until WW2. It was a hot day, and we wanted to walk around at our own pace, rather than take a tour. Unfortunately, if you don't take a tour, you can't walk around the headframe structure, as it is fenced...More

Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 9 year old grandson on this tour of the Kennedy Mine. The tour guide was very informative and had personally experienced working in a mine as a youth. He brought so much detail to the workings of the mine as well as...More

Thank JoanElaine1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have never seen an actual mine. There is so much to see outside. There are many plaques to read about what each item is. The gift shop had some really nice things for sale along with some really good historical books. The inside museum...More

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is an interesting place to visit when you are in Jackson and have some time. You'll learn about the miner's lives and you can try panning for gold.

Thank sndovale
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I highly recommend this visit. All three classes of 4th graders were mesmerized by the outstanding docents! What a gem!

Thank MrsBrashier
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Merv Hoffman gave our group an extensive tour of the mine site. His knowledge of the daily lives of the miners, plus his understanding of the history of the mother lode, that seam of gold-bearing rock that fueled the gold rush, really made this visit...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My kids loved the gold panning the best. A very informed docent described the mine and showed the displays. He gave the kids great tips on how to find their gold. They came home with smiles and great experiences at the Kennedy Gold Mine.

Thank Cara M
KMF1860, Manager at Kennedy Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll stop in again!

Reviewed 21 March 2017

The tours are very informative. You get to walk among the old tavern that seems to be just left the way it was 70 years ago. Interesting!

1  Thank vacation483
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is fun and interesting! As locals, we enjoy this at least one each year. So fun to explore, and offers some insight into "the golden days" of, um, gold! ;)

Thank Earthknight
Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you have a couple of hours to spend and are interested in gold mines and mining history, this is a great stop. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, good inside displays, very interesting grounds. Also good views of the Jackson area. The tailing wheels are also...More

2  Thank Coach_Skip
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