Dahlonega Northeast Georgia Mountains

The site of the first gold rush in America, Dahlonega still has working gold operations such as the Consolidated Gold Mines, the Crisson Gold Mines, which has a working stamp mill, as well as a gold museum. Five inviting wineries are also nearby. The downtown square comes alive with performances at the Crimson Moon and the Holly Theatre.
  • Downtown Shopping (Photo by GDEcD)

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  • Golfing at Achasta Golf Club

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  • Fly fishing in Dahlonega

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  • Downtown Dahlonega

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  • Historic Holly Theater in Downtown Dahlonega

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  • Kayaking on Chestatee River

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  • Panning for Gold at Crisson Gold Mine

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  • Dinner at Corkscrew Cafe

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Welcome to Dahlonega!

Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Our guests and locals alike enjoy outstanding arts and gold medal wineries, original architecture and gold history attractions, a Golden Bear signature golf course and the University of North Georgia with its signature gold steeple. As a destination hub in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains, Dahlonega plays host to year round weddings, waterfall and wildlife seekers, and world renowned bicycling events. 

Experience our live music and theater, local shopping and dining, heritage museums and tours, and seasonal festivals. We invite you to join the fun and unwind along our trails, on our rivers, and in our relaxing lodging accommodations. From the National Forest to the National Registered Downtown Historic District, welcome to award-winning Dahlonega… "It's Pure Gold"!

Visitor Information Center

13 S. Park St.
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Directions from Atlanta Getting here from Atlanta is simple! 1.Take GA-400 N/US-19 N (through Alpharetta, Cumming, and Dawsonville). 2.Turn LEFT at GA-60 N/US-19 N/S Chestatee St. at the traffic light at the end of GA-400 N. 3.Continue for approximately 5.5 miles. Arrive at Dahlonega's Historic Square.

Visit Website

Phone: 706-864-3711

Dahlonega Trip Ideas & Inspiration

The dining information on this page is supplied by the Georgia Restaurant Association.