Friday, April 12, 2019

Living History Civil War Days come to the Kennedy Gold Mine - May 4-5

JACKSON, CA - The Civil War comes alive at the Kennedy Gold Mine, Saturday and Sunday, May 4 – 5, 2019 with living history activities and battle re-enactments presented by the National Civil War Association (NCWA), the second oldest continuously existing Civil War reenacting organization in Northern California.

The reenactors will set up an historically accurate camp, dress in period clothing and relive some of the most dramatic events in U. S. history. The public is invited to visit the camp 9 am – 8 pm on Saturday, and 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday, for a trip back in time to 1863. Simulated battles will be held at noon, 3 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, and 2 pm on Sunday.

Learn about the life of a soldier … speak to Union and Rebel alike … see and hear cannons roar! Experience the sights and sounds of as many as 80 infantry, Cavalry horses, and civilians at the historic Kennedy Mine property. See living history in the round including the medicine, music and the fashions of the mid-1800s.

NCWA is a volunteer non-profit public education organization. NCWA events explore previously ignored events that took place in California during the Civil War, looking at the roles of Californios, women, Chinese-American soldiers, and the complexity of African-American experiences in the midst of War.

Adult presale tickets are available online at, and (cash and checks only) at Hein & Co. Books, Jackson; at the Kennedy Mine Change House (weekends); Amador Council of Tourism; and the Amador County Chamber of Commerce.

Presale admission price for adults is $8 per day. Per day at the gate, adults are $10; children (6-12) $5; 5 and under FREE. Admission at the gate for college students with ID, veterans with ID, and seniors (55 and older) is $8 at the door, active military, $5.

                Entrance to Civil War Days at the Kennedy Gold Mine will be from the lower parking lot at 1127 North Main Street, Jackson. Parking at the Kennedy Mine lot on North Main and overflow parking with shuttle at the Chichizola Ranch, 1334 North Main, will be available for $3 per car, proceeds to benefit the Mother Lode Land Trust.

NCWA will also hold a School Day program at the Kennedy Mine on Friday, May 3. Living history education offered is aligned with state U.S. history curriculum for grades 4, 5, 8 and 10. Contact Dennis Maine at 925-628-1823 for student group reservations (required) and details for Civil War School Day.

Civil War Days schedule details will be available soon at For more information, contact Jeff Polder, Event Coordinator, 707-301-0011 or

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