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Kennedy Gold Mine

12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
+1 209-223-9542
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Interesting place and tour

Decided on tour versus just walking around. Very knowledgeable volunteer takes you around for $10... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kelsonhoff2
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Great walking tour

I enjoy bring my out of town guest here to show them a little history of my little town. Best part... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
NavyVet16
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“gold mine” (6 reviews)
“mother lode” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Decided on tour versus just walking around. Very knowledgeable volunteer takes you around for $10. Took about 2 hours and was very informative.

Thank kelsonhoff2
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I enjoy bring my out of town guest here to show them a little history of my little town. Best part is we can do a self guided tour.

Thank NavyVet16
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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 17 July 2017 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 21 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 23 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!

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