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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  • The Dahlonega Gold museum is inside the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, one of the oldest courthouse buildings in Georgia. In the center of the town square, it is surrounded by neat shops and restaura...  more »
  • The Dahlonega Gold Museum is relatively small but offers the visitor very good insight into the history of the first discovery and mining of gold in the United States. Some very interesting exhibits. ...  more »
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  • This was a very interesting, albeit small, museum. The two story historical building is in the center of the town square and hold many artifacts from the early days of the gold rush in Dahlonega. Definitely worth a stop when visiting this charming city.
  • This is such a nice little museum! It has been recently updated and it is educational and very visually appealing. It's a great little spot to really learn the history of the area.

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