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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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Rome, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
83 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very small museum for $7 entry fee, but the movie is informative and done well. Spent 30-40 minutes here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Staff very pleasant and engaging. On saturdays a local band plays Southern music in the town sq outside. Lots of free parking around and places to eat and get coffee. The museum was interesting and compliments the other surrounding gold mine museums in town. I really enjoyed this museum and Dalhonega in general. I would visit one of the gold... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

In the center of Dahlonega, GA, is the original court house for the city and county. The structure is a beautiful brink building, lovingly restored to its original grandeur. To have such a building serve any city/county would be an honor to the populous. Adding to the experience, within this modest municipal building is housed a museum that commemorates America’s... More

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Okay, so you don't find a ton of gold, but you definitely do fine a bit. It's fun and exciting and the people that work at the site are incredibly helpful. If you want to try your luck at finding some gold, give it a try. The price is reasonable and you are guaranteed to have fun!

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canton ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very fun place for history of gold and of Dahlonega. This is an awesome spot not only for adults but for kids as well. Very nice people and community.

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Cookeville
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very friendly and well informed staff. Interesting items and photos on display, The movie about the area was also very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Took a day trip here during our stay at Chateau Elan in Braselton. Love this little town. Home of the first US gold rush, there is a small museum set in the middle of the town square. It is surrounded by quaint shops and restaurants. There are galleries, candy shops and we especially liked the handblown glass shop.

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