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Kennedy Gold Mine

12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
+1 209-223-9542
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Gold Rush history

This is an interesting place to visit when you are in Jackson and have some time. You'll learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding mining field trip

I highly recommend this visit. All three classes of 4th graders were mesmerized by the outstanding... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Elk Grove, California
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“mother lode” (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 1 week ago

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 16 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 16 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 30 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

1  Thank Coach_Skip
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited here after hours. By the time we got there, there was less than an hour before gates closed - normally. We went on a Friday and there was going to be a rock and gem show that weekend so the gate didn't close....More

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on the spur of the moment. The entrance is very hard to find. Once in side the location there was very limited instruction on where to go. Once we found the gift shop we were well on our way. We paid for...More

Thank Goali41
Reviewed 22 June 2016

WOW what a great place to visit and learn about our history... The Couple that works there are AMAZING and so knowledgeable they were great host.... and it was pet friendly (our fur baby enjoyed the tour as well.

Thank westcoastbrat1
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