• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Ghost Tours

Dahlonega Ghost Walk  (706) 482-8795
   19 East Main Street (Upstairs), Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
   Tickets may be purchased and reservations made online, on Facebook, by email or by phone.

Dahlonega Georgia has a very haunted history thanks to its gold-mining, Civil War and Trail of tears past, as well as its geology.

Sightings of Civil War soldiers playing cards in Mount Hope Cemetery, ghostly girls in long white dresses, who play in rooms in the Historic District, ghosts who rattle dishes and pans in restaurants on the Public Square, chairs and chess pieces being moved when no one was there. The stories go on and on and are corroborated by town residents.

Take a strolling journey through Dahlonega’s haunted past with Dahlonega Walking Tours. Our walks explore the streets, back alleys, rows of historic buildings, and the historically significant local cemetery. Tours are based on both historical facts and actual paranormal sightings. We work with paranormal researchers using thermal cameras and other equipment to document some sightings.

  • Tours, all on paved, designated walkways, with the exception of Mount Hope Cemetery. Choose from our signature Ghost Walk, Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tour and Boos and Brews Pub Crawl. For additional tours and events, see our website.
  • Ghost tours are approximately 1.3 miles and begin at 19 East Main Street on the upstairs porch. All walking surfaces are paved, with the exception of Mount Hope Cemetery. Comfortable shoes and clothes, and a flashlight are highly suggested. $15 Adults, $5 Children.
  • Wine tours and pub crawls are approximately ½ mile long and are indoors except when walking between stops. Allow 2 to 2 ½ hours for tours. Drinks and tastings are purchased separately through the individual businesses. Adults only! ID required. $20 Adults.

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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543.