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

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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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Tualatin, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a pretty small museum, not really a lot to see. They do have an interesting movie about the history of gold mining in Georgia. We thought the $7.00 admission was kind of a lot considering what little was there other than the movie.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The original Gold Rush in the US was in Dahlonega, GA. There is still gold in "them there hills". The quaint 1800s Courthouse in the middle of town is now a gold museum, documenting the gold rush with historical artifacts and a cool film upstairs. Worth an hour or so of your time to see where it all started! The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A great source of information and history the tour is good and the people are helpful Would definitely recommend for any body who loves history

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a great place to learn how Dahlonega started and about gold mining in the area. Make sure to watch the film first so that you understand what you are seeing in the museum though.

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