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.

A Haunted Dahlonega

Spirits, Legends, & Lore Walking Tours are happening on Saturday nights as you experience a haunted Dahlonega and the town's rich gold history. This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages and proceeds support Friends of Dahonega Gold Museum to aid in future volunteer projects at the museum. Each tour lasts one hour. 

Already this season, over 100 guests have enjoyed the tours around the town square while actors weave the history, legends, and ghost stories...

Read More

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site Volunteer Mailing List

Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?