Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.
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Lisa P
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Small fee to get in. The young man working there was very knowledgeable and could answer questions we had. We were with an elderly goldminer, and he couldn't go to the 2nd floor to see the film about the building and the gold mining so the man working that day put the movie on for us on the 1st floor. Overall, glad we stopped in!
Written November 10, 2022
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Cynthia
6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The museum shows an excellent movie explaining the finding and mining of gold in the area. The old courthouse makes a perfect setting for the mining history and is itself an historical site. The receptionist was friendly and knowledgeable
Written September 14, 2021
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littleone1118
Fort Lauderdale, FL312 contributions
Mar 2020
This was our 2nd visit to this museum. The 1st being back in 2015. Since then, the museum has been renovated & updated. We were immediately greeted by a ranger who explained the layout & informed us that we had 25 minutes before the next movie started. We circulated thru the very informative exhibits, learning a lot about gold, the Cherokee, and Dahlonega. The displays were quite engaging and interesting. Upstairs, the movie was also entertaining. The giftshop had some cute items. Some were reasonably priced, others were a little high. While shopping, the ranger made polite conversation about the area.
Written March 27, 2020
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luvgygles
Tavares, FL90 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Was the perfect destination to learn about gold mining in GA. We visited the Consolidated Gold Mine just before which was great as we took what we learned their and applied it here, expanding our knowledge of the tools and process of mining. There is a 15 minute movie and exhibits explaining the mining history. Spent about 40 minutes here.
Written October 28, 2021
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TravelNTed
Clearwater, FL256 contributions
May 2021 • Family
It's a simple museum in the old courthouse, but the rangers are the most knowledgeable about the history and area as you'll find anywhere. The Consolidated Mine was a massive business from what you see today (which isn't covered in the mine tour). Want to try panning for gold? They've got a recommendation where you can go. They also recommend AMICALOLA FALLS (awesome).
Written May 17, 2021
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Megan J
Prattville, AL53 contributions
Jul 2021
This museum was in the heart of the Dahlonega square and didn't disappoint. Filled with lots of relics and history about how gold was found, produced and how the natives thrived throughout the years. Gift shop inside with all sorts of neat trinkets.
Written July 19, 2021
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lillik932
Tennessee170 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
What is there is great. Interesting, guides are knowledgeable and more than happy to talk to you and even talk about a good place to go for lunch! The little film was worth waiting a few minutes to watch. However, it’s so small. By the time we paid for a family of four...just surprised by how small it is, compared to the price.
Written June 8, 2021
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ALA_Traveler52
Madison, AL530 contributions
Dec 2021
We had no idea this was the location of the first gold rush. Our tour guide explained everything very clearly. There were nice displays and the video was very informative. The tour was very reasonably priced and is a must for visitors of Dahlonega. The tour was also presented well for school aged children. We recommend this tour to anybody visiting the area.
Written December 29, 2021
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Donald M
Columbus, GA5 contributions
Feb 2020
We drove up from Columbus to see the snow and took the opportunity to visit the Gold Museum while there. The staff was very helpful, informative and friendly. There is a very informative short video that shows the history of the gold rush and the characters who were central to it. There were numerous displays depicting how gold was mined in the area. It was also important to understand how the Native Americans were treated in this time. This was well worth our time to visit.
Written February 11, 2020
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PapasPicks
Palm Harbor, FL168 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
My wife and I visited during a day trip to Dahlonega from Big Canoe. History of the gold rush in the area is well documented and thorough without the level of overwhelming details that sometimes can plague a museum. The movie, on the second level, is probably the best place to start as it provides an excellent foundation to the rest of the artifacts and chronicles the timeline in an easy to understand manner. The price/value is equitable and definitely worth your time if interested in the history of the area.
Written December 18, 2020
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