Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

Location

1 Public Sq.
Dahlonega GA 30533

Rates

  • Child (under 6): $0.00
  • Seniors (62+): $6.50
  • Youth (ages 6-17): $4.50
  • Adults: $7
  • Group rates available with advance notice.: $please call 706-864-2257

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday : 10:00am - 5:00pm

Social

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site
Site Tour
View of downtown Dahlonega from the balcony.
Water blasting cannon.
Upstairs theater

Twenty years before the 1849 gold rush to California, thousands of gold seekers flocked into the Cherokee Nation in North Georgia, beginning the nation's first major gold rush. The towns of Auraria and Dahlonega grew and prospered with this mining activity. Between 1838 and 1861, more than $6 million in gold was coined by the U.S. Branch Mint in Dahlonega. The Dahlonega Gold Museum, located in the old Lumpkin County Courthouse, offers visitors a look at the mining history of Georgia. Gold coins minted in Dahlonega and nuggets one weighing more than 5 ounces are on display. A 23-minute film describes the mining techniques and lifestyles of the prospectors through interviews with members of the long-time mining families. In the town of Dahlonega, visitors can shop for gold nuggets and pan for gold.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Special Tags
  • Film
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly