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Open seven days a week, RAIN OR SHINE!

Monday – Friday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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Looking for fun things to do? Our underground tours are the highlight of any vacation to North Georgia.

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Experience the thrill of gold panning, we have everything you need. Get started here!

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Find great treasures, then have them made into jewelry on site. Check it out!

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Consolidated Gold Mine

Start planning your visit to the largest hard rock gold mine east of the Mississippi and it’s located right here in Dahlonega, Georgia! Founded in 1896, the gold mine focused on removing gold trapped in quartz veins throughout the property.  Head 200 feet underground and over 100 years back in time to experience life as a turn of the century gold miner.  Your tour guide will demonstrate how miners blasted quartz veins to uncover huge deposits of gold.  After your underground tour, our miners will teach you how to pan for gold and you will have the chance to strike it rich.  We offer gold panning, gem mining, gem cutting and more year round and rain or shine.  So, if you are looking for things to do in Dahlonega, come out to Consolidated Gold Mines, North Georgia’s only underground gold mine tour.

Ranked #1 for Things to do in Dahlonega on Trip Advisor  and Yelp!

The Mine remains at a comfortable 60 degrees year round. As a reminder, this is a walking tour. Guests enter the mine via three flights of stairs and two ramps. Strollers are not permitted in the Mine. Pets are not permitted on the mine tour, mining area or gift shop. Service animals must have proper paperwork to be permitted.  Tennis shoes are recommended and closed toed shoes are a must! Please arrive one hour before close.

3 Reasons You Should Come to Consolidated at Christmas

Dahlonega truly is a magical place—especially at Christmastime! Twinkling lights. Horse-drawn carriage rides. A historic town square. Santa! Hence, Hallmark found this picturesque southern town the perfect setting for one of their recent Christmas movies entitled “Christmas in Homestead.” Another feature film, “Christmas in the Smokies,” was filmed here back in 2015. Dahlonega also caught the eye of one Southern Living author who penned an article entitled “Why You Really Need to Plan a Visit to Dahlonega, Georgia This Christmas.” In light of the recent publicity, Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas, which kicks off every November, seems to have gotten even more extravagant. Huge swaths of tourists descend on the city to stroll the streets to do some shopping, check out the lights, ride in a carriage, and maybe even sit with Santa in his sleigh. Here are three reasons that you should stop by Consolidated on your Christmas pilgrimage to Dahlonega. It’s actually not cold in the mine. Descending into a mineshaft seems like something that folks would want to do in the summer. However, the mine stays a consistent temperature year round. If it’s rainy or snowy or cold or windy outside, rest assured it’ll be about 55-60º. Learn the History Dahlonega would not be what it is today if it weren’t for Consolidated Gold Mine. Come learn about the gold rush that started this town and how we played a formative role in shaping this town into what it is today. Beat the crowds Don’t get me wrong, walking around downtown with the crowds at Christmas is amazing. However, it can be a bit overstimulating after a while. Our tours are a little... read more

Newly Renovated: Dahlonega Gold Museum!

A couple of months back, Dahlonega had some exciting news: our treasured Gold Museum was renovated. While the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse (the oldest courthouse in Georgia) remains unchanged from the outside, the inside has been completely renovated and features new exhibits. Check out a few images below!   For more information, visit the Georgia State Parks website, or give them a call at... read more

2017 Gold Rush Days Festival

Well, it’s fall again and there are a lot of things to do in Dahlonega, most notably Gold Rush Days Festival. That’s right, the 2017 Gold Rush Days Festival is just around the corner on the third weekend of October—the 21 and 22nd. Nearly 200,000 folks will descend upon the Dahlonega downtown to commemorate the discovery of gold here by Benjamin Parks in 1828. There will be over 300 arts and craft and food vendors on the public square and historic district. Festivities will kick off with the Gold Rush 5k which takes you around the beautiful campus of the University of North Georgia and through the historic streets and neighborhoods of Dahlonega. Check out the official route. The entry price increases on October 19 at 5:00 pm, and shirts are available in limited quantities so register today. The festival officially begins at 9:00 am with various events happening throughout the day. Stroll through the booths and check out some neat arts and crafts, peruse the shops, grab a bite at one of local restaurants or food vendors, take a ride in a helicopter to check out the festival from the air, or visit the old 1864 County Jail and Museum, which’ll be open both days from 10 am to 4 pm with free admission. The weekend will also include magic shows, fashion shows, wrist wrestling, story telling, saw competitions, and the music of the Gina Bailey Band, T.W. Holeman Music Group, Crossroads Band, Radford Windham & Stepback Cadillac. The day’s highlight will be the Gold Rush Days Parade featuring classic cars, tractors, floats, dancers, and even Civil War reenactors. If you or... read more

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