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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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Address: 1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number:
+1 706-864-2257
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.

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The museum is located in the 1820 courthouse built in the middle of the downtown square. To think that this building was almost lost in the 1960s nearly breaks my heart. Bless the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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North Carolina
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is located in the 1820 courthouse built in the middle of the downtown square. To think that this building was almost lost in the 1960s nearly breaks my heart. Bless the people who built this museum to educate us on the history of Dahlonega. What a history it is! This is where the first American gold rush took... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole downtown square area was all decorated up for Christmas and has 3 large antique stores, along with an old general store, and many other neat stores around the square. Even a couple of chocolate stores. If is the area a must see town still has the old cobble stone roads.

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Tallahasssee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute small museum located in town center. It was the old court house of its day. Very knowledgeable staff person answered our various history questions. We saw a brief movie and lots of memorabilia. Small gift shop as well. There is a small fee, but it isn't significant. We enjoyed it. It was a nice family activity to start the... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting learning about the gold rush in GA. Short film and museum to go through. Gift shop available. And check our the surrounding little town, lots of shops and restaurants. Good way to spend thd afternoon.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very historic place. A museum that tells the history of Dahlinega. Both in film and with artifacts. It's important for the history buff. There are rare coins from the original mint. In the heart of dahlonega in the middle of the square

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Visitor Center said we should go...don't. Very few artifacts, hold or anything. The movie was informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This small museum is housed in a 170 year old Court House, located in the historic downtown town square. Gold mines sprang up around this town and caused the first major gold rush in the US. This museum depicts how a hunter tripped over a rock (gold) and within a week caused a gold rush. Picture and mining equipment show... More 

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Richmond, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you are a coin lover like my husband, then you must visit this museum. When gold was discovered in Georgia, a mint was located during the 1800s in Dahlonega. The history of the area is very interesting, and one can see a short movie about how gold was discovered. A great find!

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Lenoir City, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The museum does a good job of presenting the history of the discovery of gold in the area. Be sure to watch the film; the visit doesn't mean much unless you do. One of the best parts of this museum is the friendliness of the staff. Very welcoming and obviously like what they do.

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Bremen, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This venue is located in the Old Courthouse on the square in downtown Dahlonega Georgia. Parking is free but limited (up to 3 hours). Under 65 admission is $7 per person. Seniors $6.50. This building has many steps and is not for the physically challenged. Upstairs is the film room telling about the Gold Rush and mining days. There are... More 

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