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Villa Rica was the site of the first Gold rush in Georgia in the year of 1826. And the first within the United States! Records indicate that gold was discovered in Dahlonega in 1828 and in California in 1849. Amazing!
A 4,800 sq. ft. museum
50-seat theatre with a 20-minute documentary
Covered gold and gemstone panning
Over three miles of walking trails
Covered picnic pavilion and tables
West Georgia’s only authentic 19th Century Gold stamp mill
Georgia’s only gold museum located at the site of an actual gold mine and with gold and gem panning on site
Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Just 4 miles off I-20, exit 26 and only 35 miles west of Atlanta.