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The Dahlonega Gold Museum, formerly the Lumpkin County Courthouse, offers visitors a look at the mining history of Georgia. Gold coins minted in Dahlonega and nuggets are on display. A 23-minute film describes the mining techniques and lifestyles of the prospectors through interviews with members of the longtime mining families in the Dahlonega area. In the town of Dahlonega, visitors can shop for gold nuggets and pan for gold.

Visiting the Dahlonega Gold Museum is the main activity at the park. There are not any outdoor activities offered at this historic site.

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site is located in the Highlands Region of northern Georgia. The site is found on the Public Square in Dahlonega, 5 miles west of Georgia Hwy. 400.

The climate in northern Georgia is generally temperate. Short, cool winters give relief from hot summers. Most visitors enjoy this area during long, mild fall and spring seasons.

# 1 Public Square
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-2257

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Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
Editor Rating 3.0 out of 5
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Get a taste of the rush that put this place on the map 20 years before the more famous Californian gold rush in 1848.
  • Dahlonega has a gold-rush festival at the end of October, a good time to visit for festivities as well as late autumnal colors.

1 Public Square
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Parking: M-Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-5p

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 1 706 864 2257
Neighborhood: North Georgia
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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