Pine Mountain Gold Museum

The Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park
The Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park is a unique historical site with a museum, actual mining sites, nature trails, and gold panning all at one location. Experience gold mining techniques spanning over 100 years beginning in the 1820s through the early 1930s. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We are here to help preserve the rich history of Villa Rica's gold mining industry for over a hundred years.

As we have progressed in constructing our beautiful museum, many of our citizens have brought in memories which have become artifacts displayed for your enjoyment. Most of our exhibits were found right here on Pine Mountain in Villa Rica dating back to the early 1800s and some exhibits date back to 12,000 BCE! The museum's state of the art security system protects these precious memories. We invite you to bring the family and enjoy a day in the park, a picnic in our covered pavilion, panning for gold, a tour of the intact ruins of Pine Mountain's gold mines on the mountain and a viewing of the museum exhibits. Pine Mountain Gold Museum offers:

Museum Features
  • 4,800 square foot museum
  • 50-seat theater with a 20-minute documentary of the history of the Villa Rica mines
  • Covered gold and gemstone panning area
  • Authentic grist mill and water-wheel
  • 27-acre park with over three miles of self-guided walking trails with interpretive signage
  • Knowledgeable guides available for group tours of 15 or more
  • Covered picnic pavilion
  • West Georgia's only authentic 19th Century gold stamp mill
  • Georgia's only gold museum located at the site of an actual gold mine and with gold and gem panning on-sit.
  • Museum gift shop
  • Live farm animal exhibit
  • Monday through Saturday (Museum closed on Sunday)
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission & Donations
There is no charge for enjoying the park grounds including viewing Pine Mountain's mines and natural trails.

The last panning ticket is sold at 3:30 p.m.

Children 4 and under
Children 5 - 12
Seniors 55 and older

Panning for gold or gemstones (all ages)
$5 per bucket

Learn more by visiting their website.

Contact Information
For information about group tours and discounts, please contact Carla Smothers at 770-459-8455.