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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

1 Public Sq, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1210
+1 706-864-2257
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small museum with information about the gold rush and the history of Dahlonga. Upstairs they show... read more

Reviewed today
Friendly staff and very informative displays

Well worth the visit to understand the nature of the local industry and its history. Also provides... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
William K
Perth, Australia
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This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Public Sq, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1210
+1 706-864-2257
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Reviewed today

small museum with information about the gold rush and the history of Dahlonga. Upstairs they show also a film. and some other exhibitions. Really nice and very helpul was a state park ranger there. I asked about a book and he started to phone somebody...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the visit to understand the nature of the local industry and its history. Also provides contact for the tragedy of the "trail of tears"

Thank William K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our grandson (8 1/2) here and he loved every minute! The tour of the mine was his first adventure underground. In his words totally cool, no pun intended. Do take jackets - 60 degrees year round. Went panning for gold, found a few...More

Thank MMorgan2571
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the video presentation and artifacts in this small museum in the old courthouse in Dahlonega. Very worth the small fee.

Thank MandR65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not Georgia natives, so the information in the museum and in the movie was new to us. The Dahlonega Gold Rush was the first in the nation and the ore was extremely pure. At one time there was a US Mint there. The...More

Thank CarolHopperBader
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 rush. Very interesting and informative and definitely makes...More

Thank dennyl589
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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 enjoyed the little movie and all the history. thank you!

Thank audiowookie80
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is the first stop you need to make when visiting the area. Gives a wonderful review of the history of the first gold rush in America. The back ground of information that you get makes listing other locations more informative. Staff were very friendly...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on Good Friday. While small the staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Gives an excellent understanding of the first major gold rush and the impact gold mining has had on North Georgia. Film was excellent especially the period interviews with gold miners. The old...More

Thank Blues2cup
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Pet friendly???
8 October 2016|
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Response from mycaLee | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it because most of the upstairs furniture and draperies are antiques, but you might want to call since they cater to a lot of campers in that area.
What is the cost per person to tour the museum?
16 August 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Historic Site Admission: - Adults (18–61): $7.00 - Seniors (62+): $6.50 - Youth (6–17): $4.50 - Child (under 6): $2.00 Group rates available with advance notice.