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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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Address: 1 Public Sq, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1210
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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Visit to learn local history

A must see - learn the history of the first American gold rush - more than a decade before California's "49-ers!" Make sure you see the gold flakes in the bricks. Reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Peter A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see - learn the history of the first American gold rush - more than a decade before California's "49-ers!" Make sure you see the gold flakes in the bricks. Reasonable admission fee

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an educational stop for us. It is a great way to learn about Dahlonega's gold history. They have some fascinating items on display and it was a great way to escape the heat. It's in the middle of the town and so it's convenient to everything. The only disappointing part of it was staff was hard to get... More 

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Thank Capedavenger
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to stop in to get out of the heat and learn something about the history of Dahlonega and gold mining. Worth the $7 fee.

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Thank dhandley
Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a lot of great items but the staff was not very helpful. We paid and the staff told us a few things about the place while three people just walked in without paying. We were informed of a film but not when it started. We only found out by walking upstairs and hearing it. Very disappointing but... More 

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Thank Monica S
Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many times. Have taken many out of town visitors there. Most people never realized there was a Georgia Gold Rush .

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Thank Wayoung
Etowah, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a nice quiet chance to throw in some education while on vacation. The tourguide was very nice and it was very clean and easy to get around

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Thank MorrisLady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While in town we decided to visit the museum which is located in the middle of town at the old court house. They have a film about the gold rush. The guides are very helpful. They face old maps of the area as well as tools. There are stone with gold deposits in them. They even show that the brick... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

$7 per adult gets you a 17 minute movie in the history of gold in the north Georgia area and an array of historical information. There are a number of static displays; however, they are disjointed and dated. What I mean is that there does not appear to be a smooth flow of information as you work your way through... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We caught the gold bug in Dahlonega and came to this museum to get informed. It was a beautiful building with a great staff! Inspired: the movie upstairs Atmosphere: nice museum in an old courthouse Service: very friendly and nice Parking: free in front on street - 3 hour spots everywhere Discovered: walking by Return: sure - to see the... More 

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Dallas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Brought our 2 children here. The video was interesting and useful to all of us but the rest of the 'museum' was pretty lacking. Can't say I recommend this place.

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