• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Dahlonega General Store


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About Us

Welcome to the Dahlonega General Store!
''Eureka! We've found GOLD!'' With this cry in 1828, America's first major gold rush began -- and the rolling hills of North Georgia would never be the same again.
Prospectors flooded the area, and in 1833 the city of Dahlonega was born. Nestled in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, the settlement quickly emerged as a boom town.

Supplying the needs of those early residents was the traditional general store. The ''mercantile'' was the source of goods and tools necessary for the early settlers to sustain their day-to-day existence.

The early general store atmosphere has been preserved here at The Dahlonega General Store. Step through the door and step back in time. Sense what an old fashioned general store was really like.
Gone are the barrels of seed corn and bolts of piece goods, but we've kept the rest ... from home-made fruit butters and relishes to jams, jellies, preserves & chutney. From old-fashioned candy to marbles by the pound, wooden yo-yo's, train whistles and other toys. And that's only the beginning!

Come on in. Stroll around. You're bound to find a delightful surprise with every step. Don't miss the player piano!


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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543.