For more than 175 years, this graceful brick building has served as the anchor of the city and the focal point for an often bustling downtown!
It's been that way since 1836 when the two-story structure first served as Lumpkin County's courthouse during a time when gold fever swept through the hills!
Now visitors can take a step back into those rough and tumble gold mining days by viewing the many exhibits and articfacts housed within these walls!
As you may expect, there's plenty of gold on hand - from a five ounce pure golden nugget to a rare collectoni of Dahlonega gold coins stamped out in the US Branch Mint that once stood just down the street.
Upstairs, explore many of the courthouses's original features such as the judge's chambers and the wooden courtroom pews which have been in place since 1889. From here, watch the 23-minute film featuring the gold rush in Georgia!