Street Address
100 Kentucky Mine Rd.
Sierra City, CA 96125
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 260
Sierra City, CA 96125
The Kentucky Mine and Museum is open 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
2012 Schedule: Museum, mine and tours open May 26 – September 2, 2012
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Monday - Tuesdayclosed
Admission is $1.00 per person for the museum. Stamp mill, gold mine and miners cabin tours are twice a day at 11AM or 2PM and cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children from age 7-17, 6 years of age and under is free, and tours are free to all Sierra County Historical Society members.
General Admission: $1
Adults: $7
Adults (): Free
Seniors: Free
Seniors (): Free
Military: Free
Military (): Free
Members: free
Members: Free
Students (with ID): Free
Youth (Tours): $3.50
Children under 2: Free
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Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Virginia Lutes, Curator
phone: 530-862-1310
Judy Lawrence, Assistant Curator
phone: 530-862-1310


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

Today, the stamp mills are silent except 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.

Music at the Mine Concert Series

Picnic area and amphitheater. Music at the Mine summer concerts are held in the amphitheater under the stars. Summer schedule and tickets:


Historical Society Mission

The Sierra County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization interested in preserving and promoting an appreciation of Sierra County’s rich heritage. Historic buildings and extraordinary landscapes link past and present, providing a rare and unique look into California history. The SCHS operates a museum at the Kentucky Mine Historic Park in Sierra City and presents the Music at the Mine concert series as its major fundraiser.

Artifacts Collections

Gold mining and Chinese immigrant artifacts

Research Collections

Photographs of Sierra County history and family histories.


The Kentucky Mine Historical Park and Museum is a county park operated by the Sierra County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Access: Members

Appointment required: Yes


"The Sierran" is a newsletter of the Historical Society which is sent to members quarterly. It is also available online:


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours