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Address: Jackson, CA 95642
Phone Number: 209 223-9542
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Opened in 1860 and closed in 1942, the mine unearthed $34 million in gold.

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Get there by 1:30 pm for a guided tour

Just wanted to add a piece of information: the guided tour takes about 90 minutes and the last one starts at 1:30 pm. Our guide stayed "after school" for about 30 minutes to give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Caspar, California
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Caspar, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Just wanted to add a piece of information: the guided tour takes about 90 minutes and the last one starts at 1:30 pm. Our guide stayed "after school" for about 30 minutes to give us some more info...very nice. Great insight on the lives of miners. Really enjoyed the lesson on the chemistry of extracting and weighing the gold.

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California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The tour is conducted by volunteers of the nonprofit foundation that supports this attraction. After paying the $10 fee (pp), we joined an existing group listening to the history of the mine. This part of the tour included a vintage film, showing the process of gold mining. Afterwards, the group was lead through a simulated mine exhibit through the building,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great view into history. Head frame, change house, mine office, and stamp mill provide glimpses into California's gold rush. Well worth a stop. Open Spring, summer, and fall.

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Sutter, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were on our way out of town and stopped here and took a tour on a whim. It was extremely detailed and informative, educating people not only on the history of the mine and all of its operations but gold mining in general. Sign-ups were in a nice little museum and gift shop with interactive exhibits (bring the kids).... More 

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Pine Grove, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've taken tours and assisted 4th Graders on field trips to the mine. One teacher said I should volunteer at the mine. 8 months later I did, becoming a Docent who now gives mine tours. My new found knowledge of the mine has been great and I love sharing with visitors who come to Kennedy. No, you can't go in... More 

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Pine Grove, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Kennedy Mine is famous for early 1900's gold mining. Great tours for adults and children. Gold panning for kids on field trips or groups. Full of history, museum, mock mine tunnel to walk through and excellent gift shop.

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It was just ok, the tour was interesting but long drawn out,most of the tour was a film and a talk, which lasted almost one hour

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Napa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Great tour! Totally worth the time and money. The folks there really know their stuff and do a wonderful job. Highly recommended if your in gold country.

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Jackson, California, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Kennedy Mine in Amador County, The Heart of the Mother Lode was one of these most productive mines in California until its closing in 1942 during WWII. One of the deepest shafts into the earth, the hole bores 5,900 feet toward the earth core. During its life more than 1.6 million ounces of gold were extracted, making it one... More 

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The gift shop was priced right for souveniers, purchased gold flakes in a tube. The mine tour was interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. At the end of the tour you can pan for gold.

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