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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
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This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.

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Very friendly town

Me and my husband went for the trail fest. Not many vendors but the rest of the town was amazing. From the ghost walk tour to the museum and places to eat. Everyone was so very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sherry J
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Horton, Alabama
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Horton, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my husband went for the trail fest. Not many vendors but the rest of the town was amazing. From the ghost walk tour to the museum and places to eat. Everyone was so very nice and welcomed all visitors. I cant wait til our next trip

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Augusta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is in the oldest courthouse in Georgia. They have remodeled it to house the gold museum and attendant shop. There are interesting exhibits with a lot of reading and a 17 minute film that sums up everything. There is also an exhibit from the old courthouse days. The Rangers here are very friendly and helpful, and there are... More 

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1 Thank Kay M
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting historical museum about the gold rush in Georgia. There's still gold in them thar hills.

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1 Thank Sciron
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gold Museum is in the former Court House and on the most fabulous square of shops and restaurants. The museum has a video about the Gold Rush in Georgia, our first before California, and it was both informative and nicely put together. The displays encompassed two floors and the docent was helpful both in answering questions and directing us... More 

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1 Thank wvjake
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely interesting! I learned a lot about the Georgia gold rush. Docent were friendly and extremely knowledgeable

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1 Thank Robin F
Rainsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed seeing primary documents and pictures of early Dahlonega. To make it all even better, our guide entertained us with interesting tales of long ago miners.

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1 Thank pollyp65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with a short video that is informative. Did not know there was s big gold population in north Georgia. Definitely worth the time

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1 Thank Anthony P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The brief movie made it worth a quick stop. The remainder of the museum was lacking. The staff was very informative and did their best to make the most of what they offered.

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Thank Jennifer W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site is a great place to take children of any age to view artifacts, learn local history, and view a short documentary about Dahlonega Gold. They also have an affordable gift shop with books, souvenirs, and GOLD! In addition, if you have a GA State Parks Pass that covers the Historical Sites, you can... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth M
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

beautiful setting in an old gold mining town, well worth the trip. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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