Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum State Historic Site


Useful Information

Location: Lumpkin County Courthouse, Dahlonega center.
Open: Mon-Sat 9-17, Sun 10-17. Closed Thanksgiving. 25-DEC, 01-DEC. [2005]
Fee: Adults USD 4, Children USD 2.50. [2005]
Classification:  Gold Mine
Light: electric.
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Address: Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum State Historic Site, #1, Public Square, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533, Tel: +1-706-864-2257.
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History

 
1838U.S. Branch Mint opened.
1861U.S. Branch Mint closed.

Description

The Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum gives some insight into the gold mining history of the towns of Auraria and Dahlonega. A 23-minute film describes the mining techniques and lifestyles. A mineral exhibition shows local nuggets of up to 5 ounces.

The exhibition also explains the history of the U.S. Branch Mint in Dahlonega. It coined more than $6 million in gold between 1838 and 1861.


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