Listed on the historic registry, Pine Mountain Gold Museum is the home of the first gold rush in 1826. We are Georgia’s only gold museum that is located on an actual gold mine with gold and gem panning on-site. In fact, gold is regularly found on Pine Mountain to this day! Our beautiful 4,800 square-foot museum houses many exhibits of artifacts used to mine gold right here on Pine Mountain or in the hills surrounding Villa Rica. The museum offers a covered pavilion adjacent to the main museum. The facility is perfect for gatherings such as large groups, field trips, company picnics and especially birthday parties. Rental includes the use of outdooor grill, 12 picnic tables and covered stage.