Kentucky Mine Historic Park and Museum


Kentucky Mine Stamp Mill Kentucky Mine Stamp Mill in Winter

We are open for the 2024 season.

Come visit us between 10 AM and 4 PM.


The Gold Rush lives on at the Kentucky Mine and Museum in Sierra City!

Today, the stamp mills are silent excepting two times each day when the Kentucky Mine stamp mill is once again brought to life to give folks on the twice daily tours of the mine and stamp mill a close up encounter with an operating stamp mill. Tour members are cautioned to cover their ears if sudden loud noises bother them because when the stamp drops, nearly everyone jumps! This is a chance to see and hear the sounds of a working gold mine is just the dramatic ending of the hour-plus tour that takes visitors through the incredible day-to-day experience of hard rock mining in the Sierra City mining region during the later part of the 19th century.

A visit to the Kentucky Mine and Museum located on Highway 49 near the town of Sierra City, CA, is a unique opportunity for you and your family to step into the world of the gold-seeking miners who worked the mines and built the towns that made California the golden state.

The Kentucky Mine and Museum is open 10 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Family-friendly pricing is in place with $5.00 per adult and  $2.00 per child museum admission. Guided gold mine and stamp mill tours start at 11 am and 2 pm daily with $10.00 admission for adults, $5.00 for children ages 7-17, and free admission for children 6 and under.  Bring the whole family for a day-in-the-life of a gold rush miner experience that will be a family trip gold-star day!

Hint: Sierra County Historical Society members receive free admission to the museum and tours. Learn more »