The town is designed around a courthouse square like many small Southern towns. This building was the original courthouse for what is now Lumpkin County and is the oldest one in Georgia.
It now houses the Dahlonega Gold Museum, where you can see mining artifacts and find out all about this important part of Georgia history. There is even a gold nugget weighing more than 5 ounces on display! The discovery of gold in California in 1849 ended our Georgia gold rush as most of the miners headed west to heed the call...There's gold in them thar hills!
Each year, Dahlonega hosts an "Old Fashioned Christmas" and the town is decorated with wreaths, red bows and lots of garlands made of natural materials. You can take a little tour of the shops around the square. I think the photos of this charming little north Georgia mountain town speak for themselves.
Thanks for joining me for this little tour of Dahlonega. Please come back again! Visitors are always welcome!
If you are interested in more information about the gold rush in Dahlonega, Georgia, please visit this site: http://ngeorgia.com/history/goldrush.html