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History/Heritage

This region is the site of the first U.S. Gold Rush in Dahlonega.

In Dawsonville, learn about moonshine running, backwoods racing and motorsports glory-the origins of NASCAR-at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery.

Discover the “Authentic Story of the American South” as you visit the Southern Trilogy, Roswell’s three historic home museums, and explore the 640+ acre Historic District.

Stroll back to 19th century Alpharetta on a History Walk with 22 significant sites chronicling the town’s early days.

Add to this a walking tour of downtown Cumming – much of it on the National Register, plus historic town squares and districts and the ruins of an old mill town.

In Buckhead, visit the Atlanta History Center, home to the premier collection of American Civil War memorabilia and learn how Atlanta “won” the Centennial Olympics. Wander Buckhead’s estate-laden neighborhoods, the very same Tom Wolfe captures in his thinly-veiled Buckhead novel, A Man in Full. If walking a trail of historic markers sounds like an ideal way to spend a day, Buckhead has over 70.