Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
Historic Site 706-864-2257

 
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Twenty years before the 1849 gold rush in California, thousands of prospectors flocked into the Cherokee Nation in north Georgia, marking the true beginning of our country’s first gold rush. Dahlonega thrived and a U.S. Branch Mint opened in 1838, coining more than $6 million in gold before closing in 1861. Today, visitors can see a complete set of these rare coins, a nugget weighing more than five ounces, a large hydraulic cannon and nozzle used to blast soil from mountainsides, film and gift shop.

The museum is housed inside the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, one of the oldest courthouse buildings in Georgia. Visitors can also explore the courthouse features, including beautiful wooden chapel seats from 1889 and the judge’s chambers. The town of Dahlonega is a popular destination for gold panning, shopping and sightseeing. National Register of Historic Places guidelines prevent the addition of an elevator to the courthouse building, so some exhibits on the second floor are not wheelchair accessible and guidelines from the National Register of Historic Places prevent the addition of an elevator to this building.

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Historic Site Hours:

Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

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.

Nearby Attractions:

Alpine Village of Helen
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
Blue Ridge Mountains
Cabbage Patch Kids/Babyland General
• Chestatee Wildlife Preserve
Consolidated Gold Mines
Crisson Gold Mine
• Georgia Wineries
• Gold Panning
• Historic Holly Theater
Smithgall Woods State Park
• The Smith House
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Vogel State Park


Note: Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
Events
Holiday Open House at the Gold Museum
Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 10 AM to 4:45 PM
As a gift to the community, the museum will be beautifully decorated and admission will be waived. Dahlonega Gold Museum is housed in one of oldest existing courthouse in Georgia, built in 1836. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible
Address/Directions
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
1 Public Square
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Lumpkin County

Mailing Address
1 Public Square
Dahlonega, GA 30533


GPS Coordinates:

N 34.532700 | W -083.984933
Located on the Public Square in Dahlonega, 5 miles west of Highway 400.


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Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
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Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site