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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

1 Public Sq, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1210
+1 706-864-2257
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Interesting History

This is situated in Georgia's oldest courthouse. A small museum that comes with a film about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nana G
Dalton, United States
Very educational and worthwhile visit

We started with the video which had some excellent history of the gold rush in this area. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob H
Greenville, South Carolina
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This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
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1 Public Sq, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1210
+1 706-864-2257
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated in Georgia's oldest courthouse. A small museum that comes with a film about the history of mining in Ga. I recommend seeing this before going on a tour of the Consolidated or Crisson Mines.

Thank Nana G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with the video which had some excellent history of the gold rush in this area. The exhibits were very educational.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was so friendly and informative. It was an adorable building. There was a ton of interesting displays and information all through the building. HINT go to the visitors center first and get the Gold digger pass. It is admission to the museum and...More

Thank josepette82local
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a day trip to Dahlonega from Atlanta and stopped here first in order to orient myself to the history of the town. Guides were great, movie was interesting, as were the displays. This site is getting a total makeover soon and will be expanded....More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit if you have about an hour or more. Makes you appreciate the history of the area and how it developed around the discovery of gold. Loved the documentary!

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandkids here and they were really enthused to see the movie and all the artifacts within the museum....

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The story of gold in Georgia is very well told. Be sure to see the 20-minute film upstairs. Once seeing this exhibit, it enhances the other gold related exhibitions around Dahlonega.

Thank JOHN L
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very small but 17 min movie was a good history lesson. In a nice town square with lots of gift shops, eateries and wine tastings.

Thank digitalcarol
Reviewed 26 June 2017

small museum with information about the gold rush and the history of Dahlonga. Upstairs they show also a film. and some other exhibitions. Really nice and very helpul was a state park ranger there. I asked about a book and he started to phone somebody...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Well worth the visit to understand the nature of the local industry and its history. Also provides contact for the tragedy of the "trail of tears"

Thank William K
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8 October 2016|
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Response from mycaLee | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it because most of the upstairs furniture and draperies are antiques, but you might want to call since they cater to a lot of campers in that area.
16 August 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Historic Site Admission: - Adults (18–61): $7.00 - Seniors (62+): $6.50 - Youth (6–17): $4.50 - Child (under 6): $2.00 Group rates available with advance notice.