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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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Cookeville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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50 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 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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