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Historic Dahlonega Gold MuseumDahlonega prospered with its mining activity, and a U.S. Branch Mint opened in 1838. The museum's exhibits include a set of these coins, a nugget weighing more than five ounces, a large hydraulic cannon and nozzle used to blast soil from mountainsides, and a film and gift shop.

Visitors can explore the courthouse features, including beautiful wooden chapel seats from 1889, and the judge's chambers. Dahlonega is a popular destination for gold panning, shopping and sightseeing.

Their dramatic story is told inside the historic 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse. It is the oldest courthouse in Georgia. Dahlonega prospered with its mining activity, and a U.S. Branch Mint opened in 1838.

The museum's exhibits include a set of these coins, a nugget weighing more than five ounces, a large hydraulic cannon and nozzle used to blast soil from mountainsides, and a film and gift shop. Visitors can explore the courthouse features, including beautiful wooden chapel seats from 1889, and the judge's chambers. Dahlonega is a popular destination for gold panning, shopping and sightseeing.

Twenty years before the famed 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. Their dramatic story is told inside the historic 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in Georgia.

Dahlonega prospered with this mining activity, and a U.S. Branch Mint opened in 1838, coining more than $6 million in gold before closing in 1861. The museum's exhibits include a set of these coins, a nugget weighing more than five ounces, a large hydraulic cannon and nozzle used to blast soil from mountainsides, a film and gift shop. 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.

NOTICE: Some exhibits are on the second floor and are not wheelchair accessible. Guidelines from the National Register of Historic Places prevent the addition of an elevator to this building.
General Info
Small admission fee. Group rates available with advance notice. Note: Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site has no reservable facilities. Open on Monday-Saturday 9AM-5 PM and Sunday 10AM-5PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Phone - Address - Location & Website
Phone 706-864-2257 - Address: #1 Public Square, Dahlonega Georgia 30533 - Located 5 miles west of Ga. Hwy. 400. Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
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