Field Trips - Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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Ranger-Led Programs

For more information, to schedule a ranger-led program or to book a field trip, please call 706.864.2257.

Guided Tour, Grades K-12

Students will receive a guided tour of the exhibits, including learning about the Gold Rush, the Dahlonega Branch Mint, the methods of gold mining, and the history of the Lumpkin County Courthouse. Also included is our award-winning 17 minute film.

  • Program length: 45-60 minutes
  • Program cost: $4 + tax
  • GSE: SSKE2, SSKE3, SS1E2, SS2H2, SS2G2, SSCG1, SS2E3, SS3E2, SS8H1, SS8H4, SS8CG6, S3E1, SG6

Escape Room: Hung Jury, Grades 10-12

In this escape room experience, students will analyze an actual court case from Lumpkin County. Students will examine evidence, solve puzzles and riddles, and deliberate to return a verdict.

  • Program length: 75 minutes (60 minutes in the room)
  • Program cost: $15
  • Escape Rooms are only held after 4:45 PM.
  • GSE: SSCG14, SSCG16, SSCG17

Crime & Punishment Hike, Grades 9-12

This urban hike takes students around the Dahlonega square, where they are told about different crimes that occurred and how they were punished.

  • Program length: 45-60 minutes
  • Program cost: $5
  • GSE: SSCG13, SSCG14, SSCG17

Ranger-Led FAQ:

Q: What comes included with the program cost?
A: A Ranger-led tour is provided on guided tours. Escape rooms and urban hikes do not include museum admission.

Q: Do you offer a discount to Title 1 schools?
A: No, but public schools that provide their tax ID will receive a tax-free program.

Q: How do these programs relate to what I am teaching?
A: Each of these programs were designed to align specifically around the grade-specific standards outlined by Georgia’s Standards of Excellence.

Q: Is there a cost or limit for chaperones?
A: There is no limit for the number of chaperones that can come on a ranger-led program. Chaperones pay the group rate ($7 + tax).

Q: How early in advance do I need to book our program?
A: We require at least a two-week notice to book any ranger-led programs. In order to book your ranger-led program either call the museum at 706.864.2257.

Ranger-Led Additional Information

The museum has no restrooms. Public restrooms are available across the street at the Visitor’s Center. There are two floors to the museum, and there is no elevator. Anyone unable to climb the 18 steps will be shown the film downstairs, as well as a second film that shows the exhibits on the second floor.

Self-Guided Explorations

Educators and group leaders have the opportunity to experience Dahlonega Gold Museum on a self-guided basis. Explore the museum exhibits and watch the 17 minute film. Museum entrance fee is $8.50 for adults and $8 for seniors 62 and older.

Other Information

For any questions, visit the Visitor Center or call us at 706.864.2257.