Around Town

A Concert to Feed Dahlonega

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Bear on the Square Festival Weekend,

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24 North Park Street • Dahlonega, GA • 706-864-3982


1 Camp Merrill Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Camp Frank D. Merrill, Dahlonega's Ranger Camp and home of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, will hold an open house with training demonstrations.

The 1884 Lumpkin County Jail and Museum
The 1884 Jail was built to house those who were elected to uphold the law as well as those who broke it. Jail cells are on the second floor, and the sheriff or a deputy and his family lived on the ground floor.

Dahlonega is a small town in the mountains of North Georgia with a rich Southern Appalachian heritage. The site of the nation's first major gold rush, the town continues to celebrate the role that gold played in its development.

The Dahlonega Gold Museum sits right in the middle of our Public Square. While during the festival it's a great place to jam with your friends on the lawn or rest your legs for a few minutes on one of the benches around the museum, it is actually a very interesting place on the inside too. The Georgia State Historic Site houses artifacts from Dahlonega's gold mining history.


The 1884 Lumpkin County Jail & Museum will be open on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival for free tours conducted by members of the Lumpkin County Historical Society. Suggested admission is $2 per person or $5 per group.

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