Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site

Supported by a local Friends chapter, the Dahlonega Gold Museum helps guests step back into Georgia's rich history. 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.

Dahlonega Gold Museum Grand Re-Opening

Golden exhibit featuring a television

Head to the Dahlonega Gold Museum this weekend and check out the brand new museum!

Side view of the Dahlonega Gold MuseumOn Monday, June 18, the Dahlonega Gold Museum celebrated its Grand Re-Opening! Friends was able to contribute financially to the initial planning and design of the new exhibits. They also helped restore the museum building...

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