1 Public Square, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
The Gold Museum is temporarily closed due to renovations and will re-open mid-May 2018. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed certain holidays.
Twenty years before the 1849 gold rush in California, thousands of prospectors flocked into the Cherokee Nation in north Georgia, marking the true beginning of our country’s first gold rush. See the Museum exhibit of Cherokee Land Becomes Georgia Land and the Museum's Documentary Film.
The building was restored by the state of Georgia as a State Historic Site and adapted for use as the Gold Museum and is one of the most visited Historic Sites in the state.The Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum offers visitors a look at the mining history of Georgia. A 23-minute film describes the mining techniques and lifestyles of the prospectors through interviews with members of long time mining families of the area.