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History & Heritage

Apr01

Dahlonega Delivers

Written by // Karla Scarzafava Categories // Arts & Live Music, Outdoor Adventures, Sip & Dine, History & Heritage, Shopping, Misc

As many of us shelter in place these days, we find ourselves looking to a future free of travel restrictions.  I promise you that those days will return. Oh, the places we’ll go!  The things we’ll see! The restaurants we’ll dine in!  The shops we’ll patronize! In the meantime, communities across the country unite to help local business owners and, to be sure, Dahlonega delivers on this promise as well.

Mar10

Stay Local in the "South's Best Mountain Town of 2020"

Written by // Ben Grimsley Categories // Trip Ideas, History & Heritage

Next time you are planning a weekend getaway to Dahlonega, look beyond the chain hotels. There are no shortages of hotels on or near the square with immense character and charm. Doing this will change the way you tour Dahlonega, named one of ‘The South's Best Mountain Towns 2020’ by Southern Living.

Mar10

The True Story of That "Bear on the Square."

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // Festivals & Events, History & Heritage

The True Story of That

For the past twenty years, Dahlonega's annual "Bear on the Square" Mountain Music Festival has continued to attract more featured events and visitors every year.  As the town prepares to celebrate Bear on the Square weekend, here's the story behind its origins.

Oct02

There’s Gold in That There Dahlonega Gold Museum

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // History & Heritage

There’s Gold in That There Dahlonega Gold Museum

The Dahlonega Gold Museum has long been an attraction for tourists to this little mountain town. It harbors many displays of historical artifacts and interesting items that tell the story of how Dahlonega became the city it is today. From huge gold nuggets, to maps of the mines, to a document signed by the 10th President of the United States- the Gold Museum features objects that brilliantly display the charm and the history of Dahlonega.

Jul30

"What the heck is that thing?" The Strange Story of the Chestatee River Diving Bell

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // History & Heritage

One block north of the Dahlonega Public Square lies Hancock Park. Known for the seasonal farmers market, free concerts, and First Friday movie events in the summer, Hancock Park also is home to one of Dahlonega's strangest gold mining attractions. Made of riveted boiler plate iron, this three ton submersible is something which definitely catches the eye and draws you in for a closer look.

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