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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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

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When in Dahlonega, start here. It's well worth the time to learn a little about the history of the area.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Dahlonega, start here. It's well worth the time to learn a little about the history of the area.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you do the geocache if you are into that. This is a great museum with super friendly park rangers. Great video.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that this famous phrase came from the Dahlonega gold Rush and not California was one of the many at learned at this fascinating museum. It was well worth the time.the highlights can be seen in 20-25 minutes.

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building was a former courthouse and is the oldest surviving one in Georgia. The museum has some courthouse history upstairs and a short movie about the gold rush. Downstairs is a display of many different aspects of the gold history in this area. It's not a large space, but the staff was very helpful- answering any and all questions... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in for the gift shop which was super tiny! The people were super friendly and eager to help and share advice. The building isn't that big so i can't imagine the extent of the tour but for people interested in the history of the small town it would be a good experience.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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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