Dahlonega’s Only Underground Gold Mine Tour!

Guests visiting on WEEKDAYS may experience longer wait times during morning hours between 10 am and Noon. We are busiest during the morning hours on most weekdays.

Typically, tours leave every 20-35 minutes throughout the day. All you have to do is show up and we will get you on the next available tour.  It is possible we may vary our departure times, without notice.   During peak times or crowded times, waits can last much longer.

Feel free to email or call ahead if you would like to know about a specific day. No reservations taken for groups less than 25 people. To contact us: Contact & Directions

Open 7 Days A Week

Rain or Shine

No Reservations needed for parties under 25 people



MON-FRI 10:00am – 5:00pm

SAT-SUN 10:00am – 5:00pm

Easter Sunday- Closed

Thanksgiving Day – Closed

Christmas Eve Open 10 am – 1 pm. Arrive by Noon.

Christmas Day – Closed

Open all other holidays with posted hours.


185 Consolidated Gold Mine Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Start Your Adventure Underground

Looking for something fun to do in Dahlonega? Want a unique vacation destination? Well look no further than Consolidated Gold Mines, North Georgia’s only underground experience in a real gold mine.

Discover Beautiful Gems

Emeralds, rubies and sapphires, oh my!

Find fantastic treasures with every scoop of our gemstone ore. For families, beginners and professionals alike, guests can use our water-powered flumes to find all kinds of precious and semiprecious gemstones. Our experts are on-site to help you identify your finds and our on-site lapidary studio can cut raw gems into beautiful jewelry that you can treasure for a lifetime.

Gem Mining

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We offer buckets for the beginner and the professionals alike. Use our water-powered flumes to find emeralds, rubies, sapphires, topaz, amethyst, quartz, moonstone, garnets, and much much more!

Underground Tour

Adult Tickets:


Child Tickets:


Age 3-12 years

2 and under free

Includes a 40-minute tour over 20 stories underground, gold panning instruction from award-winning panners, and a free gold sample to try your luck.

Gold Panning

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Do you only have eyes for gold? Gold panning is offered separately from the tour as well and includes ore and instructions.

Group Rates

Parties of 25 or more that schedule a minimum of 1-week ahead are eligible for group discount packages. A single payment is required to get the group rate. Teachers and travel coordinators can download our Group Planning Guide.

Group Packages Options

  • Underground Tour + Gem Mining
  • Underground Tour + Gold Panning
  • Underground Tour + Gold and Gems

#1 Gold Mine East of the Mississippi

Voted top 10 by USA Today

Dahlonega’s Gold Rush

Massive 120-stamp mill used to remove gold from ore, est. 1880’s.

Dahlonega is proudly the site of the First Major US Gold Rush. Discovered in 1828, twenty years before the California Gold Rush. Miners used a variety of techniques to remove gold from the mountains. Early miners could simply pick nuggets from creeks or with simple panning, but as gold became more scarce mining style changed.

The mine was abandoned for 75-years, until a coal mining family from Kentucky, wishing for a change of occupation, brought new life to the mine and gave visitors a chance to experience a turn of the century underground mine.

We accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER Debit and Credit Cards and CASH. We do not accept American Express or Personal Checks.