Pine Mountain Gold Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Villa Rica’s rich and unique history of gold mining. 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 typical museum tour begins with an 18-minute documentary detailing the history of gold and the Villa Rica mines. A day at the museum would not be complete without a ride on the Pine Mountain Scenic Railroad.