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Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site, Dahlonega

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The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site is a Georgia state historic site located in Dahlonega that commemorates America's first gold rush and the mining history of Lumpkin County. The museum is housed in the historic Old Lumpkin County Courthouse built in 1836 and located in the center of the town square. It is the oldest surviving county courthouse in the state. The museum houses many artifacts from the gold rush of 1836, including gold nuggets, gold coins, and gold panning equipment, as well as an educational film and gift shop.Annual eventsGold Rush Days (October)Dahlonega's Old Fashion Christmas Celebration (December)Dahlonega Gold Museum Open House (December) Home for lots of gold
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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 of the Dahlonega gold ...  more »
  • 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 enjoye...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Really nice museum and very informative. Would recommend seeing. There is a small fee
  • This was fun. Authentic displays, real artifacts, movie in an old theater (up stairs). Quite interesting
  • Nice place to spend a weekend. The town has got amazing people, food and wine.
  • Small state park tells the story of dahlonega. Good stop.
  • This place is a must see for any soon-to-be prospector. The video was really informative. It left us wanting to know more, but also well educated. Amazing gold coin displays. I wish we would've stayed longer. I'd recommend 2 hours for adults or teenage children.