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If you want to immerse into Dahlonega's exciting historical traditions visit The Gold Museum. The Gold Rush started in Dahlonega back in the 1820's when thousands arrived in the area looking for the precious metal. Don't miss the Gold Museum's exhibitions of mining equipment and coins manufactured by the local U.S. Branch Mint. Watch the documentary that is all about the golden days of this once mining town. The museum is located at the Lumpkin County Courthouse built in 1836 and it is open Monday to Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.