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Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA 1907 Main Office
1907 Kennedy Mine Main Office and Museum.

The Kennedy Gold Mine is a non-profit 501(c)3 museum, a CA Historical Landmark, and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the principal part of the Kennedy Mine Historic District. The mine is famous for the large amount of gold it produced, for having one of the tallest headframes in the Mother Lode, and for being the deepest gold mine in North America when it was closed by government order during WWII. The Kennedy is located about an hour east of Stockton & Sacramento, near Jackson, California, on 154 acres.

The Kennedy is Maintained and Funded by Volunteers and Donors Like You.
We Urgently Need Your Help Due to a Museum Fire!

The Kennedy Mine Change House Museum suffered a devastating fire on August 14, 2017 which destroyed the mine tunnel display, damaged the roof, many of the exhibits, and covered the entire interior including exhibits and gift shop with thick black soot. The museum had recently been renovated with many new exhibits, and this was a devastating blow to the many volunteers who had put their time and efforts into creating a great display for the public. The fire occurred when the mine was closed, no one was injured. We wish to thank the Jackson Fire Department for their quick response, and to the neighbor who called the fire in so promptly. THANK YOU!

Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson CA Change House Museum Fire
2017 Kennedy Mine Change House Museum Fire.

The good news is, many people like you are pitching in to help us clean up, repair and replace damaged items. Our thanks to the volunteers who are working hard to assist! If you can help in this way, let us know. We support many school and educational tours, and it is urgent that we recover as quickly as possible.

The bad news is the Kennedy has been unable to obtain fire insurance to cover the mine. Today, many historic venues must self-fund to cover any disasters like fire. So we must ask you for your best generous donation at this time. Any amount will help! We must raise over $100,000 for repairs so that we can re-open the Change House Museum for the public.

Please Click our Paypal Button and Donate online using our Easy, Fast, Convenient & Secure Service. Most Credit Cards Accepted. Thank you in advance! Your contribution in any amount is greatfully accepted. 

Or: help us save credit card fees and make your donation go farther!
Please send your tax deductible check to: Kennedy Mine Foundation PO Box 684 Jackson, CA 95642

Images of the Change House Museum Fire:

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Fire Engine at the
Change House Museum.
Change House Fire
Interior Mineral Display.
Change House Fire
Damage To Displays.
Change House Fire
A Mine Display Destroyed.
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Change House Fire
Mine Display Covered With Soot.
Change House Fire
Ruined Gift Shop.
Courtesy Ron Edgar, Amador Sawmill & Mining Association volunteers. Planning Clean up of Change House Fire.
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Clean Up Volunteers
Change House Museum.
Clean Up Volunteers
Change House Museum.
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Clean Up Volunteers
Change House Museum.

The Kennedy Mine is an All-Volunteer Foundation
--Truly a Labor of Love, and a "Must See" in Amador County

The Mine offers one of the best historical venues in the Mother Lode including museum exhibits, historic buildings, one of the deepest mine shafts in North America, the tallest existing headframe, scenic views and a 2.5 mile nature trail. From the mine you can see out over the City of Jackson, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Many of the historic buildings and structures present a great atmosphere and add interest to photographs. Large expanses of lawn, stages, including an amphitheatre, are available for large or small events. A period church is available for smaller, more intimate events. Generous parking for 250 cars is available. Educational tours are given each year both public and private, including many schools. Community Events are held such as plays, concerts, weddings, gem & mineral shows, wine tastings and more.

The Kennedy Has Historic Buildings, Machinery, a Mining Archive and Many Amenities which are maintained and restored with donations from the public:


Please Consider a Donation to Help Preserve the Kennedy!

Please Click our Paypal Button and Donate online using our Easy, Fast, Convenient & Secure Service. Most Credit Cards Accepted. Thank you in advance! Your contribution in any amount is greatfully accepted. 

Or: help us save credit card fees and make your donation go farther!
Please send your tax deductible check to: Kennedy Mine Foundation PO Box 684 Jackson, CA 95642

The Kennedy Mine, located near Jackson California (printable map),
The Interactive map for the Kennedy Mine and area

Kennedy Donation Coordinator Email: info@kennedygoldmine.com
Kennedy Mine (office/voice message): 209-223-9542
Email the Kennedy Mine: info@kennedygoldmine.com