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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  • It’s an old courthouse located in the center of the lovely square. It’s small, but give you good information about the town and gold mining. The film they show upstairs was very interesting. I...  more »
  • I took my 10 year old to tour the museum. It was very informative and insightful to the history of Dahlonega. The staff was very nice. If you like history, its a great place to stop in. Not...  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.

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