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

Address:
185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd, Dahlonega, GA
Directions:
Consolidated Gold Mine, northeast of town off US Hwy 19.
Hours:
Daily winter 10 am - last tour 4 pm, summer 10 am - last tour 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
706-864-8473
Admission:
Adults $13, Kids 4-14 $9.
RA Rates:
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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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