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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

Address: 1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 706 864 2257
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.

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Algonquin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Dahlonega, Georgia is the site of the first major gold rush, and the museum take you back to a different era. What was so very nice is our tour guide for the day was "Anne Dismukes Amerson" who has written several book on Dahlonega. The movie and presentation of the information about the gold rush 1829 long before the California... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great family attraction for hands on history for historically curious kids & adults! Be sure to catch the cinema production upstairs for memorable film overview of Gold Fever era. Also have mineral rocks & related displays. Check hours closes early.

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Titusville, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum is very small so it is a short visit. The history is incredibly interesting and the short film in well done. The staff at the museum is very friendly and offered to offer questions and share interesting information that was not necessarily on the displayed signage.

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COMMERCE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It doesn't take long to go through this small museum, but it is full of the history of this area; which was one of the first gold rushes in America. The once old courthouse describes the history of the discovery of gold in the North Georgia area and many of the local mines. The original courthouse bricks that were used,... More 

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Adel, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There are lots of historical information and great exhibits. The museum is very easy to find in Dahlonega.

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Newnan, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The museum is great! It's located in the middle of downtown Dahlonega on the square. The building alone is worth going to, but the museum is an added bonus!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Interesting history of the building itself, good movie with overview of the Georgia Gold Rush (did not know there was a gold rush in Georgia!) and great displays.

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Rome, Georgia
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83 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The gold museum is in the old courthouse in the middle of the Dahlonega square. The historic building is beautiful and well preserved. There is a museum downstairs and a good film to watch upstairs about the history of gold mining in the area. The staff is very knowledgeable and eager to share. There is also a nice little gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The old courthouse that's now a gold museum is a great stop for a short tour. It's in the middle of the square in Dahlonega Ga.It has a lot of old artifacts and a gift shop! Worth a stop in while in town!

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A lot of stairs for an older person to climb but worth it. Our Guide took his time and allowed us to take ourtime.

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