Gold Hill, North Carolina

“In the middle of everywhere”

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Enjoy a nostalgic change of pace and step back in time as you stroll along the wood sidewalks of this restored nineteenth century Gold Mining boom town.

With its first gold discovery in 1824, Gold Hill is considered one of today’s  most charming, historic small towns in North Carolina. Home to numerous gold mines including the 850ft deep Randolph Mine and the 435ft deep Barnhardt Mine, two of the most famous and profitable gold mines in the southeast.

Gold Hill offers an ‘Au-some’ experience celebrating the gilded age of gold discovery in North Carolina. Located in the heart of the Carolina Gold Rush Territory, the town was once the envy of Charlotte’s Mayor, who was quoted as saying that he had, ‘Hopes for Charlotte to one day be as big and prosperous as Gold Hill’. Our visitors love getting away from the hustle of the city to shop, dine and play at a relaxing slower pace.

We offer everything from unique shopping opportunities in the restored gold mining town, to fine dining, wine tours at an award winning vineyard and micro-brewery, hiking in the great outdoors, bluegrass music, gold history tours, antiques picking and more.

Gold Hill is well known for the Montgomery General Store Bluegrass Jam hosted every Friday evening year round as well as weddings, monthly events and seasonal festivals. We invite you to slow down and join us for a great family outing in one of the richest, most authentic, historic gold mining boom towns east of the Mississippi.

Gold Hill is located in Rowan County, North Carolina, USA. If you use Gold Hill as a hub, within a 100-mile radius a wheel forms to take in all the major population centers in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina. So, while this most delightful of small towns in North Carolina is thought to be “in the middle of nowhere,” it is actually “In the Middle of Everywhere” .

Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is open Daily during Daylight hours for hiking and biking on the Gold Hill Rail Trail, picnicking, etc…
We’re a partner of the North Carolina Gold Trail,
We’re also a partner of the North Carolina Thread Trail,


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Historic Gold Hill Brochure w-Hiking Trail Map

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Come see us.. We’re at 770 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, NC