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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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Address: 1 Public Sq, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1210
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+1 706-864-2257
10:00 - 17:00
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This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.

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We spent about 2 hours in this wonderful museum. Entrance price was only $7 and is well worth it. Start out your experience upstairs taking in a 17 minute film about the history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent about 2 hours in this wonderful museum. Entrance price was only $7 and is well worth it. Start out your experience upstairs taking in a 17 minute film about the history of the Dahlonega gold rush. Very interesting and informative and definitely makes the rest of the museum tour easier to understand and follow. Staff was very knowledgeable... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped in on our way to one of the local mines....This was a very interesting and super educational!! The rangers were wonderful and helpful and knowledgeable and really friendly! We really enjoyed the little movie and all the history. thank you!

Thank audiowookie80
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a "gem" of a museum, with a great 17 minute film showing the history of the area. Thanks to all the locals who helped save the beautiful building from destruction.

Thank Kathy E
Perrysburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is the first stop you need to make when visiting the area. Gives a wonderful review of the history of the first gold rush in America. The back ground of information that you get makes listing other locations more informative. Staff were very friendly and informative. Make sure to watch the 17 minute movie before touring the museum. Lots... More 

Thank Tom F
Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on Good Friday. While small the staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Gives an excellent understanding of the first major gold rush and the impact gold mining has had on North Georgia. Film was excellent especially the period interviews with gold miners. The old 1836 courthouse has gold flakes in the bricks used to build it.

Thank Blues2cup
Martin, Tennessee, Usa
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very good place to learn some history.It is self guided except for the first 10 min. Great movie to learn about the town.

Thank Bobby B
Fraser, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The short movie was interesting and educational. The exhibits were well displayed. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. The old courthouse building was something to see in itself, and well preserved.

Thank laura47f
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

$7 to enter per adult which was reasonable. Very friendly staff point you to a film upstairs which is not too long and is very informative. Very interesting to see inside an old courthouse and the history that goes with it. Great to see the tiny bits of gold in the brickwork, downstairs is interesting too. Worth a visit.

Thank funkimunki67
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. US first gold rush. Nice film and not too long. Quick enough for young children. The gift shop had inexpensive items.

Thank mrjazzbeau
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

For $7.50 per head I thought it was fine. We spent about an hour and learned about the town and area which was cool.

Thank Sherpa67

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