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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
706 864 2257
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a do not miss when in Dahlonega. Buy the Gold Fever Package at the visitor center then go to the Museum. Excellent movie but the best thing is the park rangers who talk about the history of the building and surrounding area. Lots of great GA and US history.

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Lakeland, FL
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited here as part of our Dahlonega value ticket (3 different attractions). We probably wouldn't have otherwise, but we were all glad we did. The movie was well done for this type of attraction, and then the volunteer guide, Anne Armeson, took us around the rest of the museum (I think we were the only ones there). She showed... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While in Dahlonega you will find it worth your while to view some of the towns great history. Doesn't cost much and will not take up a lot of your time.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We came to this museum because we were geocaching. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed learning about Georgias gold history. The little movie was nice and there is a lot of neat history we didn't know before we arrived in Dahlonega.

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Ellenwood, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I will admit, I was not too excited about going to the Dahlonega gold museum. But, there it was - housed in the old courthouse - dead center of the town square...looking so historic.... and it was a hot day. The $7 (adults) self-guided tour can last for ten minutes or an hour (you choose!) which is great if you... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
88 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A nice museum to give an over view of the history of gold in Dahlonega and northern Georgia. There is a film upstairs that helps and several items to see. A nice little gift shop on site.

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Ga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We've been taking visitors there for the past 20 years and not once has anyone been disappointed! A good for all.

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Beaufort, SC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Dahlonega is my favorite area town, and the museum is right in the middle of it. You get a good feel for the major impact of gold hereabouts. Beautiful old building, friendly informative staff. Interesting to teenagers through seniors. The price of admission seems a little high, but I think it is worth it.

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Distant 'burbs of Chicago
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This museum is in the old courthouse in the center of town. The building itself is as interesting as the mining information, I think of the slightly high admission charge (~$7/person) as a donation to help preserve the building.

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Stevens Point
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We agree this museum is a bit pricey for its size, but as we are lovers of history and historic architecture, for us it was worth the price. Interesting movie about the history of the gold mining era, though it was unsettling (as always) to see what human beings are willing to do to the natural environment in pursuit of... More

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