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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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Who knew! The Georgia Gold Rush happened before the California. And it was BIG! Great movie documentary in the museum. So very interesting. 
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Old court house in Dahlonega is now the gold museum. Great place to visit to learn about the amazing story of the Georgia gold rush. There is a very interesting video and historical display in the museum as well as a gift shop. While we visited, a group of men were playing the bagpipes across from the museum. Wonderful to listen to them.
  • Went and visited years ago but haven't been recently. As must for anyone wanting to know more about the history of Lumpkin county.
  • Wonderful "beach town" with no beach in sight. We really want to like it here with a laid back atmosphere and incredible vineyard selections. Great food, awesome hikes on trails and waterfalls. Unfortunately it's marred by horrible local drivers. Half the roads don't even have posted speed limits. But many of the locals, from law enforcement to local residents, the mailman, even the owners of the cabins we rented from, tailgated without any thought towards visitors simply trying to find their way. Please improve the driving experience - we'd love to come back
  • Dahlonega is one of my absolute favorite places to go! The history is amazing, and the Gold Museum allows you to see all types of gold, and how it was mined. Celebrating the first gold rush, anyone interested in the subjects mentioned above should be just as delighted as I am whenever I have the pleasure of getting to go there myself!