The Kennedy Gold Mine has gone through a metamorphosis in the last few years, changing from what looked like an abandoned property into a thriving historical attraction.
In the late 1850s, Andrew Kennedy discovered gold in an outcropping of quartz. The mine produced over $34.2 million in gold, making it one of the richest gold mines in the world. With a vertical depth of 5,912 feet, it was also the deepest mine in North America when it was closed by the War Production Board in 1942.
Visitors to the Kennedy Gold Mine can see the 125-foot high metal head frame, tour several mining buildings, and learn the history of the Kennedy Mine.
The Mine tours, which are guided by volunteers, takes visitors up and down the hills on the property. Comfortable walking or hiking shoes are advised.
Self guided tours are available. Call the Kennedy Gold Mine office for more information and directions.