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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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Small museum but interesting displays and very informative staff. Had a nice video with an overall history of the area. Who knew there was gold in Georgia?

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Small museum but interesting displays and very informative staff. Had a nice video with an overall history of the area. Who knew there was gold in Georgia?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is great! This building is a chunk of history and the bricks in the building have specks of gold in it. The two ladies working there are awesome and know cool facts. The place is worth seeing if you like history.

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Delightful museum and expert, friendly staff. Well done introductory video. Interesting displays. Fascinating building structure with flecks of gold in the bricks. Tasteful gift shop.

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Brunswick, Md.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

When in Dahlonega you need to pay a visit to the Gold Museum. Very interesting and the folks are very engaging and knowledgeable with their information. It doesn't take too long and that is a good thing when there is lots to do and see!!

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Columbus, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very nice museum outlining the gold rush in Dahlonega. My husband enjoyed learning about the history of the area, and I thought the best part was the gold in the bricks of the building.

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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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