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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
706 864 2257
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Interesting history of the building itself, good movie with overview of the Georgia Gold Rush (did not know there was a gold rush in Georgia!) and great displays.

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Rome, Georgia
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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