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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 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 ...  more »
  • We started with the video which had some excellent history of the gold rush in this area. The exhibits were very educational.  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • really cool. went to the chamber and got a package deal. The chairs are from the university and the upstairs by the theatre is fascinating.
  • Really nice museum and very informative. Would recommend seeing. There is a small fee
  • Went to the Fudge Factory, The General Store Souvenir shop. The fudge was awesome melt in your mouth good, and got some great souvenirs from the General Store.
  • This was fun. Authentic displays, real artifacts, movie in an old theater (up stairs). Quite interesting
  • Educational for a small museum. Interesting collection of coins struck in the town.

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