Chestatee River Diving Bell

Chestatee River Diving Bell

Chestatee River Diving Bell
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The restored diving bell sits on a corner of Hancock Park. There is very good descriptive signage which outlines the history of the bell and how it was restored.

The Park is worth some time as well. There is a playground for the kids and a “Tree” which traces the history of the area.
Written November 8, 2022
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tallen001
Rochester, NY131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Build around 1875, the Dahlonega diving bell was designed to allow men to work underwater within a pressurized structure. It was similar in design to the caissons used to dig the pier foundations for the Brooklyn Bridge in 1870. This was high tech stuff back in the late 1800’s. Gold miners used the device to dig up the Chestatee River bottom in their quest for gold. Little facts are known about its’ operation and success, but its’ discovery and restoration are well detailed. If you are in the vicinity of Dahlonega, take a few minutes to check out the device now located in Handcock Park.
Written August 19, 2016
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Nina Zee
Atlanta, GA1,269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I have been to Dahlonega so many times and never knew this existed and it is only about a block from the main town square. The diving bell has an interesting story and there are plaques that explain it. It is covered to help protect it from the weather. When I was there, I had it all to myself so I was able to get my pics and read all about it. Definitely a must do!
Written June 22, 2019
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Cate B
United States22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
This historical artifact is set right outside of downtown Dahlonega. It has plenty of information about the how and when the diving bell was used.
Written November 15, 2016
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981keithy
Beckley, WV168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Nice historical exhibit. Easy access and totally free. It's hard to imagine working underwater in the diving bell. Very short stop.
Written September 20, 2016
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wulfie2
Atlanta, GA87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This exhibit is right around the corner from the courthouse square. It is open air and free. It has all of the documentation and history concerning this "bell". At first I thought it was a real ding-dong bell until I saw it! It was used for gold mining on the bottom of the Chestatee river. It was found abandoned at the side of the river many years ago so Dahlonega picked it up, restored it and set it out for viewing. Very interesting history.
Written August 22, 2016
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nvrba10
Temple, GA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
This was an amazing thing to see. It was easy to get to, had the information about it posted around the bell. It is amazing what the people of that time did.
Written August 9, 2016
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brian f
Greensboro, NC318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
this was an interesting historical oddity. takes all of 3 minutes to see it right in middle of the town.
Written April 13, 2022
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littleone1118
Fort Lauderdale, FL300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
After visiting the area & learning about the gold rush, we happened to pick up a brochure about this interesting diving bell in the Welcome Center. We read all about its history & since it's located right off the square, we did a quick drive-by. It was raining, so we didn't actually get out & walk around it. But we were able to get a good look just by passing slowly. Definitely worth a quick visit, just to see it in person and get a feel for just how small it was...and try to imagine actually working inside if.
Written March 27, 2020
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Dave M
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This little bit of history is both interesting and scary.
To think divers actually used this diving bell , me not for a million dollars .
Written December 16, 2019
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