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.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 decided to run through this museum on our first evening in Dahlonega. We were going to the gold mine the next day and wanted to build excitement for our son. I had read other reviews saying you cou...  more »
  • The people here were very friendly. Lots of neat artifacts and pieces to look at. So much history. They were all very knowledgeable and happy to share their knowledge and demonstrate and answer questi...  more »
  • A small and quaint museum with a trove of interesting information about the Georgia gold Rush vs California gold Rush and the purity between the different locations  more »
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  • Did some rewiring of this amazing place back in 2008. I was never told about the ghost that tends to mess with contractors tool bags. And had to find my tools twice when I was working in the attic installing a intercom system. Something had taken them down a flight of stairs. Awesome place indeed!
  • Great part of the regions history displayed in a historic courthouse. Set in the center of everything you should really swing by and check it out. Very informative.
  • Beautiful area at Christmas time. We enjoyed the history, museum, gold mine tour, General Store, coffee shop and more.
  • Love how the bricks glitter because of the gold dust in them. The museum was pretty cool too.
  • A small and quaint museum with a trove of interesting information about the Georgia gold Rush vs California gold Rush and the purity between the different locations

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