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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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This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.

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Thar's gold in them thar hills

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who knew! The Georgia Gold Rush happened before the California. And it was BIG! Great movie documentary in the museum. So very interesting.

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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the video on the history of the gold rush. The team there was very knowledgeable and friendly. The museum was easy to find with it being right in the square.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Learned a lot about the history of gold. How they found it and the different ways to go about getting it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I must start by telling you we did not know about the gold rush in Georgia (1828)! But, did we learn a lot....incredible. The Gold Museum is located in the former Courthouse building (c 1836) in the middle of the Public Square. It is a small museum, but soooo educational. We began by viewing a film and then touring the... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place to start you trip to Dahlonega. Learn the history of the town and history of the first gold rush. great for kids and adults.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a decent tour for smaller children and maybe a date, but it may be a little low key and history based for teens. The site is in the center of the square and convenient to all the shops and restaurants on that same block. The area antique stores make a pretty decent side trip, too, because they are... More 

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