Special Events at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine!
Paranormal Nights at Kennedy Gold Mine!
Join experienced Paranormal Investigators as they lead you through this
historic property with access to all non-restricted areas on their Paranormal Investigations. See for yourself if miners still work the mine!
Space is limited so reserve your place now!
Evening at the Kennedy!
Regularly Scheduled Paranormal Nights coming up:
Evening 7 hour Paranormal Nights Investigations: 6 pm to 1 am - $75 per person,
$50 per person for Amador and Calaveras residents (ID required).
♦ Jun. 17, 2023 Saturday night starting 6 pm. Book Now!
♦ Jul. 15, 2023 Saturday night starting 6 pm. Book Now!
♦ Aug. 19, 2023 Saturday night starting 6 pm. Book Now!
♦ Sep. 23, 2023 Saturday night starting 6 pm. Book Now!
♦ Oct. 21, 2023 Saturday night starting 6 pm. Book Now!
♦ Nov. 18, 2023 Saturday night starting 6 pm. Book Now!
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Prices shown are per person. Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged for another date. Space is limited to 18 persons per investigation. You must be 18 years or older to participate.
A signed waiver must be filled out by each attendee in advance. At the Kennedy Mine, nights are cool, and a warm jacket is recommended.
Private Paranormal Investigations for Groups:
Evening 6 hour Paranormal Night Investigation: 7 pm to 1 am
Private Paranormal Investigations for Groups are available for booking. Click on the Book Now button to see available dates and pricing for Private Paranormal Investigations.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Prices shown are per group. Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged for another date. Space is limited to 18 persons per investigation. Participants are required to stay with their group.
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Main Street Theatre Works Season Starts June 16th Through September 2nd, 2023
July 4th, 2023: Monday - Independence Day Public Tours - from 10am - 3pm
July 23rd, 2023: Sunday Concert - Wicked Sisters Summertime Bash - from 5pm - 8pm
Wicked Sisters Summertime Bash at the Kennedy Mine Change House Museum Stage.
Music, Food and Friends!!
This is a benefit for Rusty's Fund for the Amador County Animal Shelter.
Tickets at the door: suggested donation of $5-15 (all door proceeds go to Rusty’s Fund).
Food and beverages will be available to purchase.
Bring a chair or blanket for seating on the lawn.
Click on the free Wicked Sisters Summertime Bash poster to download & share!
August 19th, 2023: Saturday - Over
Jackson at Dusk • 6 PM
A Benefit for the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine
in Jackson, CA
Join us to kick off the second phase of restoring Jackson’s premier historic attraction -- the Kennedy Mine Headframe -- at a very special evening with friends, on the new Headframe Deck!
♦ Taste Restaurant's Gourmet “Giant Chicken and Sausage Paella Pan” Dinner
♦ Local Wines
♦ Music by “Two for the Road”
♦ Limited to approximately 100 Guests
Tickets are $150/person OR sponsor a reserved table of 8 for $1200. On sale now:
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Or make checks out to: Kennedy Mine Foundation, P. O. Box 684, Jackson, CA 95642. Thank you for your contribution!
Restoring the Headframe
The Kennedy Gold Mine is Jackson’s (and AmadorCounty’s!) premiere historic attraction, with 1800 weekend guests and 800+ school children visiting Jackson every year to tour the mine and experience Gold Country history. Stabilizing and restoring the iconic Headframe, the centerpiece of the mine property, is top priority for the Kennedy Mine Foundation. The 135-foot East Shaft Headframe is the only one of its size still in existence in the Mother Lode!
Phase I of this effort, replacing the decking at the base of the headframe, has been accomplished through countless hours of volunteer labor and a generous grant from the Native Sons of the Golden West and other donations. Now visitors can safely walk under the headframe and also look down into the lighted shaft through a series of grates in the deck floor.
Phase II will continue this work to the second level deck of the headframe, replacing the deteriorating deck, tipple, and railings. A goal of $50,000 has been set for these repairs. For more information, call the Kennedy Mine, 209-233-9542, weekends.
Sept. 4th, 2023: Monday - Labor Day Public Tours - from 10am - 3pm
Nov. 11th, 2023: Monday - Veterans Day Public Tours - from 10am - 3pm
Kennedy Mine Off Season Tours 2nd Saturday of Each Month Starting November 11th 2023
Tour the Kennedy in the cool of the off-season from 10 AM to 3 PM, and beat the crowds! Open only on the 2nd Saturday of each month starting on November 11th and continuing each month until opening tourist season in March.
Plaid Friday Tours - The Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 24th 2023.
Skip the Mall, Tour the Mine!
The Kennedy will be open for tours the day after Thanksgiving on Plaid Friday! Take a break. Take your guests somewhere special!
Loop nature trail. Explore history on a guided or self-guided tour.
Find a unique gift for Christmas in the Kennedy Mine Gift Shop.
Find art, books, jewelry, rocks, minerals
& much more!
The Mine and Museum will be open one day only from 10 AM - 3 PM. Don't miss it!
Tuesday November 28, 2023 - Save the Date!! - Amador Giving Tuesday
Donations are welcome anytime, but on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023, your gift will be matched! Click on the graphic below to donate securely online through PayPal using your credit card during the 14 hour period starting 6am PDT to 8pm PDT to qualify for the match. Or if you wish to mail a check, please make it payable to Kennedy Mine Foundation, date your check for Nov. 28, 2023,and mail it to: Kennedy Mine Foundation, PO Box 684, Jackson, CA 95642 so that it arrives on or before Nov. 28, 2023. It will be credited toward the matching gift for the Kennedy Mine, saving the Kennedy credit card processing fees! Missed the date? Out of town? No problem, your donation is always welcome any time and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help!
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Kennedy Gold Mine Surface Tours During the Season:
The Kennedy Mine, located near Jackson California (printable map), is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 10 AM to 3 PM, March through October. FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $15.00 for ages 13 to adult, $7.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6. Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year. Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot.
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Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone us at: (209) 223-9542
Teachers, Educators: We have a
special Group Guided tour designed for your students!
On the Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour, visitors see the mine office building where gold flakes were melted into large bricks to ship by Wells Fargo stage to San Francisco. This is also where ore samples were processed to see if a particular underground area was worthy of further investigation. See the stamp and gold recovery mill, tailing wheels, a steam boiler and the huge steel head frame whose pulleys guided the miners into the bowels of the earth. You will also see the building [now a museum] where the men changed into their mining garb before dropping nearly a mile underground to work. View a historic video of the men working circa 1914, and much more. Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine and gain new insight into the complications and hardships of the miner's way of life.
The Kennedy Mine Foundation is a non-profit California Public Benefit
Corporation operating under the 501(c)3 regulations.
The mission of the Kennedy Mine Foundation is to protect, conserve, restore the historic structures, and share the history of the property known as the Kennedy Mine. The Kennedy Mine Foundation works to retain the historic value, scenic beauty, natural treasures and wildlife habitat for future generations.
We hope you will come and enjoy the Kennedy Gold Mine with us and perhaps become involved in the volunteer effort. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. For more information, please see "Sponsor or Partner with the Kennedy Mine". Come and visit the Kennedy Mine!