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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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Nice museum

Interesting and worth a visit. The building is historic and on the square with a lot of interesting shops and restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting and worth a visit. The building is historic and on the square with a lot of interesting shops and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Stayed for a week in Dahlonega, mostly hiking the AT, but had a free afternoon to explore town. Visited the Gold Museum and was pleasantly surprised by the extent of the exhibits and the variety of topics covered -- from the history of the town, the Georgia gold rush, and the Dahlonega mint. The seats for movie viewing (nice overview... More 

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Woodbridge, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Brief but appropriate presentation for time in history covered. Very informative and nice museum. Right in the center of the town square.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Located in the square. An old building packed with a lot of local history. Not ADA friendly though. Saw a mother with a stroller heading in while we were headed out and not sure how she was going to get her clan to the second floor exhibits.

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Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

All of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We learned so much during our visit about the history of Dahlonega and the gold mining in the area. A must-see when in Dahlonega.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A great place to visit with kids. My grandsons loved it. We all had a great time learning about the history of the gold mine and panning for gold. It's really a great place to visit.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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