Thars Gold in Them Thar Hills... - Review of Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, Dahlonega, GA - Tripadvisor
Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site
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Excellent venue. Very educational

We spent about 2 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff was wonderful and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
durwoodn
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Augusta, Georgia
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Educational & Entertaining

This was our 2nd visit to this museum. The 1st being back in 2015. Since then, the museum has... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2020
littleone1118
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum is very small so it is a short visit. The history is incredibly interesting and the short film in well done. The staff at the museum is very friendly and offered to offer questions and share interesting information that was not necessarily on the displayed signage.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed December 17, 2014

It doesn't take long to go through this small museum, but it is full of the history of this area; which was one of the first gold rushes in America. The once old courthouse describes the history of the discovery of gold in the North Georgia area and many of the local mines. The original courthouse bricks that were used, were made from clay from local creeks and you could actually see small gold specks in them! There was so much gold being found in this area that the government actually built US mint in the town! The coins created here are some of the rarest US coins ever minted. The building has two stories and there is no elevator to the second floor, which could pose a problem to some. It is part of the Georgia State Park system and the current admission was $7 with a small discount for seniors. Overall, a nice place to visit when in the area.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed November 7, 2014

There are lots of historical information and great exhibits. The museum is very easy to find in Dahlonega.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed October 30, 2014

The museum is great! It's located in the middle of downtown Dahlonega on the square. The building alone is worth going to, but the museum is an added bonus!

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed October 24, 2014

Interesting history of the building itself, good movie with overview of the Georgia Gold Rush (did not know there was a gold rush in Georgia!) and great displays.

Date of experience: October 2014
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