We’re Open!

Phase I of the renovation of the Kentucky Mine Museum is complete, the grounds are ready. We have a fascinating new video about the history of Sierra Buttes Mine and a new flat screen TV through a generous donation from the Carroll Hayes family.


Come and learn about Sierra County history and enjoy the park – bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. We’re open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m with tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sierra City 150 Update

Plans for Sierra City’s 150th birthday celebration are taking shape. Save the weekend of June 21-22 for a trip back in time. The highlight will be the melodrama Never Trust a Sierra City Slicker at the Kentucky Mine Amphitheatre. There will also be walking tours, living history activities, a historic photo exhibit, wagon rides, and a picnic in the park. You will have the opportunity to pose for a vintage portrait, to be part of a photograph of all the current residents, and even to be thrown into the hoosegow.


Check out Sierra City 150 for more details and follow us on Facebook.

Kentucky Mine Historic Park and Museum

Sierra County California's Kentucky Mine Historic Park and MuseumWhen the Kentucky Mine stamp mill was up and running at its maximum, you could hear the ten 1,000-pound stamps crushing gold-veined quartz ore for miles around. In fact, the din of the several stamp mills operating near Sierra City during the gold rush days of the 1800s was so uproarious that people had to get inside somewhere in order to carry on a conversation!

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