|Location:||Lumpkin County Courthouse, Dahlonega center.|
|Open:||Mon-Sat 9-17, Sun 10-17. Closed Thanksgiving. 25-DEC, 01-DEC. |
|Fee:||Adults USD 4, Children USD 2.50. |
|Address:||Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum State Historic Site, #1, Public Square, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533, Tel: +1-706-864-2257.|
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|1838||U.S. Branch Mint opened.|
|1861||U.S. Branch Mint closed.|
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.