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About the Museum

Dahlonega prospered with mining activity, and a U.S. Branch Mint opened in 1838, coining more than $6 million in gold before closing in 1861. The museum's exhibits include a set of these coins, a nugget weighing more than five ounces, a large hydraulic cannon and nozzle used to blast soil from mountainsides, a film and gift shop. Visitors can also explore the courthouse features, including beautiful wooden chapel seats from 1889 and the judge's chambers. The town of Dahlonega is a popular destination for gold panning, shopping and sightseeing.

NOTICE: Some exhibits are on the second floor and are not wheelchair accessible. Guidelines from the National Register of Historic Places prevent the addition of an elevator to this building.


Hours: Monday-Saturday 9AM–5 PM; Sunday 10AM-5PM 
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 


Historic Site Admission: 
-$7.00 Adults 
- $6.50 Seniors (62+) 
- $4.50 Youth (6-17) 
- $2.00 Child (under 6)  . 


Award-winning film.