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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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great place

very informative, interperative staff know the details of this history. be sure to watch the video and ask questions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

very informative, interperative staff know the details of this history. be sure to watch the video and ask questions.

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a great little collection of history in the center of town. The film was informative, the displays well presented and the Staff was so friendly and helpful- you could tell they loved their job. If you do not know about the gold history of the area (and want to) this is a must visit.

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Commerce, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a nice place. The brother-in-law visited her while the lady folks were roaming around the shops. Nice movie that gives history of the mines. Lots of artifacts and gold! Have to visit here before you go to the consolidated mine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had no idea this was the first major gold rush area. It's a small museum, but it is chalk full of information. The people here are very nice and informative if you have any questions for them. Great place for anyone to visit, young or old

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Algonquin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Dahlonega, Georgia is the site of the first major gold rush, and the museum take you back to a different era. What was so very nice is our tour guide for the day was "Anne Dismukes Amerson" who has written several book on Dahlonega. The movie and presentation of the information about the gold rush 1829 long before the California... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great family attraction for hands on history for historically curious kids & adults! Be sure to catch the cinema production upstairs for memorable film overview of Gold Fever era. Also have mineral rocks & related displays. Check hours closes early.

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Titusville, Florida
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum is very small so it is a short visit. The history is incredibly interesting and the short film in well done. The staff at the museum is very friendly and offered to offer questions and share interesting information that was not necessarily on the displayed signage.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It doesn't take long to go through this small museum, but it is full of the history of this area; which was one of the first gold rushes in America. The once old courthouse describes the history of the discovery of gold in the North Georgia area and many of the local mines. The original courthouse bricks that were used,... More 

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Adel, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There are lots of historical information and great exhibits. The museum is very easy to find in Dahlonega.

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Newnan, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The museum is great! It's located in the middle of downtown Dahlonega on the square. The building alone is worth going to, but the museum is an added bonus!

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