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“The volunteer guide made the experience”

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site
Ranked #3 of 45 things to do in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This site tells the story of the Gold Rush of 1828.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We visited here as part of our Dahlonega value ticket (3 different attractions). We probably wouldn't have otherwise, but we were all glad we did. The movie was well done for this type of attraction, and then the volunteer guide, Anne Armeson, took us around the rest of the museum (I think we were the only ones there). She showed us the gold in the bricks that make up the building and told us about many of the exhibits. When she was telling us about the diving bell, I realized that she was in one of the pictures-- it turns out that she was instrumental in getting it restored and recognized as the unique artifact that it is. Having someone who was such an expert on local history and so interested in it made this experience memorable for us; if you stop in, check to see if she is around, and get her to tell you about the history of her town! We have a teenage son who is not interested in anything, and even he enjoyed this short tour.

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"old court house"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

While in Dahlonega you will find it worth your while to view some of the towns great history. Doesn't cost much and will not take up a lot of your time.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We came to this museum because we were geocaching. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed learning about Georgias gold history. The little movie was nice and there is a lot of neat history we didn't know before we arrived in Dahlonega.

2  Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I will admit, I was not too excited about going to the Dahlonega gold museum. But, there it was - housed in the old courthouse - dead center of the town square...looking so historic.... and it was a hot day. The $7 (adults) self-guided tour can last for ten minutes or an hour (you choose!) which is great if you are in a hurry or just want a reprieve from the heat. Yes, there are some great nuggets for viewing along with countless artifacts, photos, etc. Upstairs is a historic theater that runs a film on the 'Gold Rush' every hour or so. The film was great and who knew? By the time it was over I found myself desperately seeking two items.....a creek and a pan!!! I'm not sure if it has that effect on all who see it however! Look closely at the bricks of the building - you may see a sparkle of gold that were present when the original bricks were made. If you are heading to Dahlonega it is a interesting spot to stop and learn about the history of the town - and find some relief from the sun.

2  Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

A nice museum to give an over view of the history of gold in Dahlonega and northern Georgia. There is a film upstairs that helps and several items to see. A nice little gift shop on site.

1  Thank MTravi
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