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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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Address: 1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 706 864 2257
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.

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Be sure to pick the geologist's brain!

Nice museum to learn the history of the gold mining in the area. The geologist is very knowledgeable about local rocks. Good short film on the history of the local gold mines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Waldorf, Maryland
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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice museum to learn the history of the gold mining in the area. The geologist is very knowledgeable about local rocks. Good short film on the history of the local gold mines.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really interesting for ages 9+, I'd say. The tour (a brief film, a walk through the mine, and panning for a few flakes of your own!) takes about two hours. Our guide knew the history and technology of gold-mining, and answered questions with ease and humor. A good overview of America's first gold-rush!

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Located in old court house, inexpensive Very interesting tour, plus a short film of the history. Dahlonega was home to a US Mint before the Civil War. Be sure to visit the visitor's center on the square across from Museum.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We sat in seats that were brought in from an old theater and watched the video of how gold was discovered and mined in Dahlonega in the19th and 20th centuries. Loved how they incorporated old pictures into the film, and interviewed real people who lived and worked in the industry. Displays showed tools and even a real water cannon that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a rather trivial collection of artifacts considering this is the site of the first gold rush. The folks that work there are disinterested.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We enjoyed the museum. It provided a lot of history of the Georgia Gold Rush. The movie was especially good. We learned a great deal on our visit. I would highly recommend it to all Georgians as well as others,

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in and visited the Museum And to learn about the gold mining history in Georgia was very educational something not taught in everyday classrooms fun time

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Loudon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Museum was very entertaining, interesting and informative. The employees were very friendly and informative to the point the reading of much of the information they verbally gave you the information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

As a docent at an historical site in the UK, I am always keen to see how others do it, particularly in the US. We talked with a number of staff and they were both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My wife, a jewellery nut, got very involved in discussion of precious stones and gold. The film of the first gold rush... More 

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Darien, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

History of Gold mining in Georgia. Very nice to visit. My family enjoyed the entire experience and the 17 minute film was nicely done.

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