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Kennedy Gold Mine

Jackson, CA 95642
209 223-9542
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Jackson
Type: Mines, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Opened in 1860 and closed in 1942, the mine unearthed $34 million in gold.
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Pine Grove, California, United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Informative tour. However, we did not get to tour the house or underground. Good for history buffs. There is a good museum with a short film. Docent leads small group on a short walk through the property to view the giant mining devices.

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Oregon Coast
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738 reviews 738 reviews
261 attraction reviews
1,883 helpful votes 1,883 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

The Kennedy Gold Mine operated from 1870 through 1942, when the government forced it to shut down during WWII. At the time it closed, it was the deepest mine in North America. Surface tours are available either with a guide, or on your own. However, they are only open from March - October, only on weekends and holidays. So we... More

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