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Kennedy Gold Mine

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Great 2-hour surface tour

This two-hour tour included a short video to begin along with the history of the mine. Then went... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2019
Excellant History Lesson

Driving into the grounds was like going back to the gold rush days. Old equipment lined the... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2019
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
+1 209-223-9542
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

This two-hour tour included a short video to begin along with the history of the mine. Then went to all the must see places at the mine. Wasn't expecting much initially however it was full oif history and information. Note: Russell our guide did an...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Driving into the grounds was like going back to the gold rush days. Old equipment lined the property. The staff was fabulous. Our guide, Merv Hoffman was great. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
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KMF1860, Manager at Kennedy Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2019

We’re so glad you enjoyed your tour. It is a step back in time and amazing at what could be accomplished 100 years ago.

Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

The site is easy to get to and quite interesting ESPECIALLY if you take the tour. Our guide, Merv H. Was EXCEPTIONAL!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

My mother and I went with my child (6) and three of her cousins (6-10) to visit the mine and have a guided tour. Definitely recommend the guided tour to really learn about the mine and what is what. Merv our tour guide was very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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KMF1860, Manager at Kennedy Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. All our guides are volunteers and love sharing the mine. Each one has a special interest. Glad Merv was able to share his extensive knowledge with your family.

Reviewed January 21, 2019

The Kennedy Mine Foundation has worked years to rebuild portions of the above ground facilities and I highly recommend a visit. Be prepared to spend time in the exhibit hall. Outstanding view of Jackon.

Date of experience: May 2018
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KMF1860, Manager at Kennedy Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. We continue to work to improve telling the story of hard rock mining in California. Next time you visit we hope it will be sunny!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

If you are into history and want to see how things were done back in the gold rush days this is a very interesting place. If museums bore you just pass on (your loss). It's free to walk around and read the plaques if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We recently toured the Kennedy Gold Mine on a trip to the area. Our volunteer tour guide Harold spent over one hour taking us on a tour of the grounds, showing us the equipment and the mine head frame and explaining the purpose of each...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank KellyMcW
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The Kennedy Gold Mine is an amazing place to explore. The work the volunteers have done to make your visit to the mine is nothing short of phenomenal. There was a fire there in August 2017 and they have completely redone the area where the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

This was my Mother's Day gift and it was totally fascinating! Interesting history brought to life by a tour guide who knew his stuff and was happy to take his time and answer all our questions!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mary Jo R
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Very knowledgeable, excited, and kind docents. Our tour was done by Doug and Dennis and other gentlemen helped us pan for gold. Thank you!

Date of experience: April 2018
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April 28, 2018|
Response from BarbaraL32513 |
From their website: Pet Friendly Notes Dogs are welcome and need to be on a leash.