Dahlonega, Georgia: Site of the First US Gold Rush

After California, everyone forgot Georgia. A restored gold mine offers an underground tour with a grizzled guide recounting Dahlonega's gold rush history. Gold Rush Days festival is in October.

Consolidated Gold Mine

185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd, Dahlonega, GA
Consolidated Gold Mine, northeast of town off US Hwy 19.
Daily winter 10 am - last tour 4 pm, summer 10 am - last tour 5 pm. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Adults $13, Kids 4-14 $9.
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Site of the First US Gold Rush

"There's gold in them thar hills" was first declared on the Dahlonega town square. So much gold was mined from the area that a U.S. Mint was established, a building that now has been renovated and restored for use as the Administration building for North Georgia College and State University, just blocks southwest of the town square.

[Nakasa, 11/20/2010]

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Monkey Massacre Memorial, Johns Creek, GA - 39 mi.

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