Dahlonega Gold Museum State 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.
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  • We enjoyed the museum very much and learned a lot about the history of gold mining in Georgia!! The location was also very convenient, as it was in the heart of downtown Dahlonega!! :)  more »
  • The museum for Ok but needs some cleaning and organization for some of the displays, I little expensive for what they have, but did give us some back ground on the Gold Mining in the area.  more »
  • The video was quite informative, as were the exhibits. Nice gift store. We thought it was a bit pricey at $8 each for seniors.  more »
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  • What a great museum! The price is reasonable, the staff is friendly, and the museum is well kept! Enjoyed reading the history of gold in Dahlonega. The video upstairs was very informative and fun to watch! There were coloring sheets for the kids, which was nice during the movie. We were able to peek Into the area leading to the attic thanks to an awesome employee. The brick contains gold and he was kind enough to let us see it! He told us some fascinating facts stories and really made the experience great!
  • We struck gold! Very good family place. You pay pretty for the emerald sifting but it's a fun time. It's best to get the package tour tix at the Dahlonega Visitor Center. You'll get it to her of the gold museum and also the other gold mine in town.
  • Nice place to learn of gold prospecting in Ga. Staff was very friendly. A must stop if you like history. Wife enjoy looking at the gold.
  • This place was awesome! Very old school feeling. Loved looking for Gems! Found some emeralds and rubies. Staff was very friendly and higjly knowledgable.
  • Isn't it fascinating that our state had a gold rush also? Maybe more information than you need but the exibits are cool. I liked the guy at the desk also. He enjoys educating us. Go visit
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