Dahlonega Gold Museum
Dahlonega Gold Museum

The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site is a Georgia state historic site located in Dahlonega that commemorates America's first gold rush[1][2] and the mining history of Lumpkin County.[3] The museum is housed in the historic Old Lumpkin County Courthouse built in 1836 and located in the center of the town square. It is the oldest surviving county courthouse in the state. The museum houses many artifacts from the gold rush of 1836, including gold nuggets, gold coins, and gold panning equipment, as well as an educational film and gift shop.

Annual events



  1. ^ "Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site". Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Archived from the original on 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  2. ^ Jay Clarke (2003-07-20). "Tourists are the Modern-Day Miners in Dahlonega". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  3. ^ Stephen Gurr (2008-02-29). "Last of Dahlonega Miners is Gone". The Gainesville Times. Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2008-03-26.

Coordinates: 34°31′58″N 83°59′06″W / 34.53267°N 83.98488°W / 34.53267; -83.98488