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Adairsville
Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum - Visitor information and historical displays are located in the town’s 1847 railroad depot. Free admission. Open Monday through Friday 10 AM - 3 PM. Phone: 770-773-1775 - Address: 101 Public Square, Adairsville, Georgia 30103
Alpharetta
Historic Mansell House and Gardens is a 1910 Victorian home, filled with period antiques and surrounded by gardens, houses the records and archives for old Milton County. Open: 10 am to 2 pm Monday and Friday or by appointment. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-475-HOME - Address: 1835 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
Andersonville
Andersonville Civil War Village - See the controversial Wirz monument, built in memory of Henry Wirz, who was convicted and hanged by the US Government. Open: Daily 9a.m.-5p.m. Call for tours. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Food and Party Facilities. Phone: 229-924-2558 – Address: 114 Church St., Andersonville, Georgia 31711
Ashburn
Crime and Punishment Museum, and Last Meal Cafe - Built in 1906, the Turner County jail is on the National Register of Historic Places. Amenities: parking, public restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impared, food and party facilities. Open Tues-Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Cafe open Tues-Sat 11 am - 1 pm. Call for fees. Phone: 229-567-9696 - Address: 241 E College Ave., Ashburn, Georgia
Athens
Athens First Presbyterian Church - 185 E. Hancock Street
Attraction Features: Built for $100,000 in the Greek Revival style. Remodeled in 1902 and retains many original features, including the Italianate marble pulpit, pine and walnut pews, and pulpit furniture which was presented to the church as a gift from General T.R. Cobb.
Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall - Lumpkin & Pinecrest Sts., Athens, Georgia
Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum - Built in 1820, this is Athens oldest surviving house. Its 1967 restoration sparked the town's historic preservation movement. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Open Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Free admission. Phone: 706-353-1820 or toll free 866-455-1820 Address: 280 E Dougherty St., Athens, Georgia
Double-Barreled Cannon - This weapon, still pointing north, may be one of the most unusual from the Civil War. It was built at the foundry in 1862 when the community feared attack. Only one of its kind in the world. Failed to fulfill its mission of simultaneously firing two balls connected by a chain. Open: Daily. Free. Located at College and Hancock Sts., Athens, Georgia 30601
Emanuel Episcopal Church - Pope and Prince Streets
Attraction Features: 1899 Victorian Gothic structure built of Georgia granite. First Suburban church in Athens.
Fire Station Number Two - 489 Prince Avenue.
Attraction Features: 1901 Victorian, two-story brick fire-house in the shape of a truncated triangle. Gallery and headquarters of the Athens-Clark Heritage Foundation.
Founders Memorial Garden - America's first garden club, the Ladies Garden Club of Athens, is memorialized by these lovely gardens. Featuring A trickling foundain, rare flora, winding walkways and ornamental shrubbery. Free Admission. Phone: 706-542-1816 or 706-227-5369 - Address: UGA North Campus, Behind Brooks Hall, Athens, Georgia 30602
Georgia Museum of Art - North University Campus, downtown.
Attraction Features: Designated as the Official State Art Museum in 1982. Permanent collection contains 19th & 20th century American paintings, a Kress collection of Italian Renaissance painting, and European, American and Oriental prints and drawings. Fully accessible.
Open Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm except holidays
Joseph Henry Lumpkin House - 248 Prince Avenue
Attraction Features: Built in 1843 in Greek Revival style, this is the home of the first Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. It has recently been restored.
Lyndon House Arts Center - Ware-Lyndon House - This unique complex features a modern art gallery and historic house museum. Amenities: Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Open Tuesday & Thursday from Noon to 9 pm - Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Free self-guided tour. ($2 fee for guided tour)
Phone: 706-613-3623 - Address: 293 Hoyt St., Athens, Georgia
Morton Theatre is one of the first African-American vaudeville theaters in the US. Morton opened in 1910 and it is fully restored. Open:Office Monday through Friday at 9 am to 6 pm. Call for tours. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Food and Party Facilities. Phone: 706-613-3770 – Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, Georgia 30601
Old Log Cabin at Fort Oglethorpe
Oconee Forest Park is a 60-acre, 100-year-old forest park has lakeshore hikes, bike trails, a picnic area and a network of trails with more than 100 kinds of native trees and shrubs. Open Daily. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Phone: 706-542-1571 – Address: UGA Recreational Sports Complex, College Station and E. Campus Road, Athens, Georgia 30602
State Botanical Garden of Georgia - A dazzling three-story tropical conservatory dominates this 313-acre preserve, along with a visitors center and café. Open: Call for hours and guided tours. Donations accepted. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Food. - Phone: 706-542-1244 - Address: 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, Georgia 30607
Stephen Upson House - 1022 Prince Avenue.
Attraction Features: Built in 1847 Greek Revival style. This house has been restored. Tours by request.
Taylor-Grady House - This 1844 Greek Revival structure was the collegiate home of Henry W. Grady, credited with the view of the New South. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9am-1pm., 2:30-5pm.
Cost: Adults $3 Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-549-8688 – Address: 634 Prince Ave., Athens, Georgia 30601
Tree That Owns Itself - Corner of Dearing and Finley Street.
Attraction Features: Professor W.H. Jackson deeded the tree eight feet of land on all sides because he enjoyed its shade.
T. R. Cobb House - Cobb’s restored antebellum home is now a museum with Civil War exhibits. Cobb was a UGA graduate and chief author of the Confederate Constitution.
Phone: 706-369-3513 – Address: 175 Hill St., Athens, Georgia 30601
U.S. Navy Supply Corps Museum - One of only 11 U.S. Navy museums, collection includes ship models and artifacts. Ship models, historic uniforms, Navy equipment and galley gear. Archives includes photos, official records, and cruise books. Garden area with benches, fountain and gazebo. The Supply Corps Museum features exhibits which trace the growth and development of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, explain its diverse functions in supplying today's Navy, and commemorate noteworthy individuals associated with the Corps. Archives available. Open: Mon-Fri 9-5:15; Sat-Sun 12-4; Closed Fed Holidays - Call ahead. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms - Phone: 706-354-7349 – Address: 1425 Prince Ave., Athens, Georgia 30606
University President's House - 570 Prince Avenue.
Attraction Features: Outstanding example of 1857 Greek Revival architecture surrounded by 14 Corinthian columns on the front and sides. Doric columns at the rear face a 5-acre garden.
Wray-Nicholson House - The centerpiece of a historic complex, this 1825 house now serves as headquarters of the UGA Alumni Association. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.-5p.m. Free admission.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-542-2251 – Address: 298 S. Hull St., Athens, Georgia 30602
Atlanta
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a 1920 mansion that offers arts education and literary visual and performing arts events. Open: Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.- 8p.m., Sat. 10a.m.-3p.m. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 404-872-5338 - Address: 980 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Governor’s Mansion is where you can take a tour through the beautiful mansion to learn the history and see its collection of 19th-century neoclassical furnishings, paintings and porcelain. Open: Tue.-Thurs. 10-11:30a.m. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 404-261-1776 - Address: 391 W Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305
Hammonds House Museum & Resource Center of African-American Art is housed in a 19th-century Victorian facility, is the only fine-arts museum in Atlanta that specializes in the arts of the Aftican Diaspora. Call for hours & prices. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facility. Phone: 404-612-0500 - Address: 503 Peeples St., Atlanta, Georgia
Herndon Home - Once the masion of slave-born Alonzo Herndon, it now holds art, Persiam rigs and Venetian glass. Tues & Thurs 10 am - 4 pm, Sat by appt. Cost: $5. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Party Facilites. Phone: 404-591-9813 Address: 587 University Pl., Atlanta GA
Historic Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place for 6,900 Confederate Soldiers, author Margaret Mitchell, and golfer Bobby Joners. Open Daily Dusk-dawn. Group tours by appt.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 404-688-2107 - Address: 248 Oakland Ave., Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site - Tour MLK Jr.’s birth home and the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where he was baptized and served as a co-pastor.
Open:
Daily 9 am - 5 pm (6 pm in summer).
Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 404-331-6922 - Address: 450 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Sweet Auburn Guided Walking Tour includes the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which comprises about 2 blocks along Auburn Ave. and the surrounding preservation district. Address: 6065 Roswell Rd., Ste.1360, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Wren's Nest House Museum - Tour the museum once home to writer Joel Chandler Harris. Storytelling Tues-Sat 10 am to 2:30 pm. Amenities: parking and public restrooms. Call for tours and admission fees. Phone: 404-753-7735
Address: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Augusta
1797 Ezekiel Harris House - Built in 1797 by a prominent tobacco merchant, this house is an outstanding example of 18th-century domestic architecture. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm.
Cost: Adults $2, children $1. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms
Phone: 706-737-2820 – Address: 1822 Broad St., Augusta, Georgia 30904
Augusta Arsenal at Augusta State University was the arsenal to both Federal and Confederate governments, and the commandant’s house was a home to poet Stephen Vincent Benet. Call for free tours. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-737-1400 – Address: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30904
Augusta Downtown Historic District - Augusta Downtown Historic District encompasses the historic commercial area centered on Broad Street; industrial properties along the Savannah River and the railroad; and governmental, religious, and residential resources along Greene and Telfair Streets. Phone: 706-823-0440 ext. 4, 800-659-8926
Address: 1450 Greene Street, Suite 400, Augusta, Georgia 30901
Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson - Woodrow lived with his family in Augusta for nearly 13 years, from 1858 to 1870. Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm. Cost: $5
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-722-9828 –Address: 419 Seventh St., First floor, Augusta, Georgia 30901
Confederate Powderworks Chimney - The smokestack remains as a monument to those who built and worked in Confederate Powderworks. It is the only surviving structure built by the Confederate States of America. Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-823-0440 Toll free 888-659-8926 – Address: 1717 Goodrich St., Augusta, Georgia
Enterprise Mill - Factory artifacts are scattered throughout the corridors and grounds of this vast 19th-century textile mill bordering the Augusta Canal. Houses Augusta Convention and Visitor Bureau. Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:30 pm. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Food, Party Facilities. Phone: 706-262-4001
Address: 1450 Greene St., Augusta, Georgia 30901
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art - This National Register home serves as a center for visual arts classes and changing art exhibitions. Tue.-Fri. 8:30a.m.-5p.m., Sat. by Appt. Free admission. Guided group tours available. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Party Facilities
Phone: 706-722-5495 – Address: 506 Telfair St., Augusta, Georgia 30901
King Mill - Charles Estes, company president until 1901, hired civil engineer John D. Hill to design and supervise construction of the new mill along the Augusta Canal in 1882. A year later, the mill was in operation with nearly 30,000 spindles producing cotton sheeting, shirting, and drills. Under the direction of Estes, the company prospered and by 1900, had 60,288 spindles and 1,812 looms. Address: 1701 Goodrich St., Augusta, Georgia 30901
Laney-Walker Historic District is the heart of the traditionally African-American business district. Tabernacle Baptist Church and Penny Savings Bank are among the historic sites in the area. Hours vary. Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired Phone: 706-823-6600 and toll free 800-726-0243 - Address: 600-1400 Blocks Laney-Walker Blvd., Augusta, Georgia 30901
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History - Lucy founded the first black kindergarten and the first black nursing school in Augusta. Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 2-5pm. Cost: Adults $5, children $2. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, and Party Facilities. Phone: 706-724-3576 –Address: 1116 Phillips St., Augusta, Georgia 30901
Magnolia Cemetery is the resting place for more than 500 Confederate soldiers and seven generals, and other notables from the period. Daily. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired - Phone: 706-821-1746 – 702 Third St., Augusta, Georgia 30901
Meadow Garden House Museum was the home of George Walton, one of Georgia’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence and, at 26, among the youngest signers. Born in Virginia in 1749, Walton came to Savannah in 1769 to study law, subsequently becoming one of the most successful lawyers in GA and an activist for independence from Great Britain. This pre-1791 farmhouse is is the town's oldest home. Amenities: parking and public restrooms. Call for hours and fees. Phone: 706-724-4174 - Address: 1320 Independence Dr., Augusta, GA 30901
Springfield Baptist Church is the oldest African-American church in the US. (1787); where Morehouse College and Georgia Republican Party were organized. Mon.-Fri. 11a.m.-3p.m. Call for tours. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-724-1056 – Address: 114 12th St. at Reynolds St., Augusta, Georgia 30901
Summerville Historic District - Drive or stroll these streets and enjoy a variety of architectural sights and styles. Phone: 706-823-6600, 800-726-0243
Address: Walton Way and Milledge Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30904
Bainbridge
Firehouse Center and Gallery - This center contains an original jail, a museum and exhibition space. Open: Mon.-Fri. 12-4p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5p.m., during exhibits. Free.
Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities
Phone: 229-243-1010 – Address: 119 W. Water St., Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
Barnesville
Barnesville Hardware - 116 Main Street
Attraction Features: 1870 Gothic Revival style formerly the showroom of the Smith Buggy Company, one of the four buggy manufacturers that made Barnesville the "Buggy Capital of the World."
Barnesville Walking Tour is where you will enjoy the charm of small-town Barnesville with its many Victorian homes, quaint shops and picturesque neighborhoods.
Phone: 770-358-2732 – Address: : Downtown Barnesville, Barnesville, Georgia 30204
Confederate Cemetery - Greenwood Street
Attraction Features: Over 150 Confederate graves from all of the companies in this area of Georgia
Gordon College - College Drive
Attraction Features: Built in 1852. Named for General John B. Gordon and formerly the site of Gordon Military College.
Historic Carnegie Library & Cara Studios Art Gallery - Built in 1910, it epitomizes Georgian Revival architectures. Enjoy a unque art studio, sculpture garden & art exhibits. Call for hours, reservations & fees. Amenties: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facility. Phone: 770-358-3132 - Address: 1 Carnegie Wat, Library & Greenwood Streets, Barnesville, Georgia
Old Jail Museum and Archives - This local history museum also has regional genealogical research. Open: Wed. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 10a.m.-2p.m., Sun. 2-5p.m. Call for tours and research. Suggested donations $1. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms
Phone: 770-358-5855 – Address: 326 Thomaston St., Barnesville, Georgia 30204
Baxley
Moody Forest Natural Area is a 4500 acre acrda with a swamp, 200- and 300-year-old long leafs, a 600-year-old mammoth tupelo cypress and spectacular bluff side forests. Open: Daily. Free. Amenities: Parking. Phone: 912-366-9549 –Address: 3553 E River Rd, Baxley, GA 31513
Blackshear
1894 Hanging Jail was constructed around 1880, and it is one of the only two hanging jails in the state of GA. Phone: 912-449-7044 - Address: 200 S. Central Ave., Blackshear, GA 31516
Blackshear Civil War Prison Camp - The prison was an open camp in an out-of-the-way place, surrounded by a guardline, including some heavy artillery pieces. It was considered as a 'corral for human beings.' The prison guards were mainly from the 2nd Georgia Reserve Regiment and 3 companies of the 4th Georgia Reserves.
Phone: 912-449-7044 – Address: Hwy 203 N., Blackshear, Georgia 31516
Pierce County Heritage Museum, Genealogical Library and Depot is a restored 1902 train depot that now houses a Civil War museum, with county history and a genealogical library. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.-3 pm. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-449-7044 – Address: 200 S. Central Ave., Blackshear, GA 31516
Blairsville
Mountain Life Museum is the site of the restored 1906 Grapelle Butt Mock House and the restored 1861 John Payne Cabin. The Mountain Marketplace Marketplace Heritage Festival is held Labor Day weekend and the Mountain Craft Store is in the 1906 house. Phone: 706-745-5493 - Address: 99 School St., Blairsville, Georgia 30512
Old Courthouse Museum - See vestiges of the county’s rich past, from Civil War memorabilia to 19th-century farm equipment. Open: May-Oct. Sat. 10am-4pm, or by appt. Cost: Adults $2, children $1. Phone: 706-745-5493 – Address: On the Square, Blairsville, Georgia 30512
Blakely
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge in Blakely was built in 1891. Also known as McDonald's Ford Bridge. Not open to traffic. Phone: 229-723-3741
Directions: From Columbus, go 89 miles south to Blakely and then 9 miles southwest off Hwy. 62. In the Plantation Trace tourist region. Covered bridge info, pictures and map.
Brunswick
Historic Old City Hall - Historic landmark structure with detailed scale model of Brunswick's Oglethrope Hotel, vintage police uniforms, and images and artifacts of the city.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm. Free admission. Phone: 912-265-4032 - Address: 1229 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA
Buchanan
Historic Old Haralson County Courthouse - The courthouse, on the National Register, is a museum, library and office of the county’s historical society. See A picturesque agglomeration of towers, turrets, arches, differing wall surfaces, windows in a variety of sizes and shapes, and exuberant ornament, the old Haralson County courthouse, which has stood proudly in the center of the square in little Buchanan since 1892, epitomizes the Victorian period.Open: Monday through Thursday at 11:30 am - 6 pm and Saturday at 10 am - 2 pm. Call also visit by calling for an appointment. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-537-5594 – Address: Courthouse Square, Buchanan, Georgia
Byron
1870 Bryon Railroad Depot features a pictorial history, town memorabilia and historical facts about trains. Open: Call for hours and tours. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 478-956-3600 or 478-956-2409
Address: 101 E Heritage Blvd, Bryon, Georgia 31008
Calhoun
New Echota Cherokee Capital Historic Site is where the infamous “Trail of Tears” began and the print shop where Cherokees produced their bilingual newspaper.
Open:
Tue.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 2-5:30pm. Cost:Under $5 . Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-624-1321 Exit 317
Located on GA Hwy. 225, Calhoun, Georgia 30701 (1 mile east of I-75)
Oakleigh Historic Home - General Sherman used this historic home as his headquarters in the Civil War. It is now home to the Gordon County Historical Society. Open: Mon.-Thurs. 10a.m.-4p.m. or appt. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 706-629-1515 – Address: 355 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Georgia 30703
Carnesville
Cromer’s Mill Historic Covered Bridge - Visit this 1907 covered bridge with the town lattice design in Carnesville, Georgia. Not open to traffic. Built in 1906 and is 132 feet long. Also known as Nails Creek Bridge. Phone: 706-384-4659 – Address: GA Hwy 106 E., Carnesville, GA 30521
Cartersville
Allatoona Pass Battlefield - Fought Oct. 5, 1864, this battle was the beginning of the Nashville Campaign. Two earthen forts, miles of trench works and interpretive trail markers can be seen. Open: Daily. Free. Amenities: Parking
Phone: 770-975-0055 – Address: Old Allatoona Rd., Cartersville, Georgia 30121
Euharlee Creek Historic Covered Bridge was built in 1886 by Washington King, the bridge is on the Georgia Covered Bridge Trail. and is 138 feet long. Also known as Lowery Bridge. Not open to traffic. Open: Covered Bridge Museum Tue.-Fri. 1-5p.m. and during seasonal events.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 770-607-2017 - Address: 116 Covered Bridge Rd., Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Historic Depot and Friendship Plaza - Enjoy the historic structure, passing trains and local history. Open: Visitor information Mon.-Fri. 8:30a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m. Closed Sun. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 770-387-1357 and toll-free 800-733-2280
Address: One Friendship Plaza, Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Rose Lawn Museum - This 1860s Victorian Mansion is the historical ome of Samuel Port Jones, noted evangelists of the 1800s. Accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Tues-Fri 10 am - noon and 1-5 pm or by appointment. Call for fees. Phone: 770-387-5162
Address: 224 W Cherokee Ave., Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Cassville
Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center - This cultural center housed in the first North Georgia school specifically designed for the education of black children. Open: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 770-382-3392 – Address: 2361 Joe Frank Pkwy., Cassville, Georgia 30123
Cedertown
Polk County History Society Museum - A former children’s library houses this local museum, which chronicles the history of Polk County. Open: Wed. 1:30-4p.m. and Sat. 12.4p.m. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms
Phone: 770-749-0073 – Address: 205 S. College St., Cedertown, Georgia 30125
Clarkesville
Mauldin House and Welcome Center is a 19th century Victorian cottage that sits next to a milinery shop and the 1922 Big Holly Cabin. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open Tues-Fri 10 am - 4 pm and Sat 10 am - 2 pm.
Phone: 706-754-2296 - Address: 458 Jefferson St., Clarkesville, Georgia
Clinton
Old Clinton Roadside Park - U.S. Hwy 129
Attraction Features: Wooded area with huge granite outcroppings marking the Piedmont Fall Line. Historic markers identify Clinton's contribution to Georgia's early history.
Old Clinton Historic District - This pre-Civil War hamlet is the “town that time forgot.” Self-guided tour brochure available. Read the history on markers and enjoy the park. Georgia's early 19th century county seat. Only Clinton has survived sufficiently free of modern development to give an idea of the layout and appearance of this early New England town. Twelve houses built between 1808-1830 and the Methodist Church, 1821, still stand. Self-guided driving and walking tours. Free. Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 478-986-1123 – Address: US Hwy. 129, Clinton, Georgia 31032
Colquitt
Colquitt Museum of Southern Culture displays historic exhibits and memorabilia. Housed in Cotton Hall, the restored cotton warehouse where Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s official folk life play, is performed. Open Wed-Fri 9 am - 5 pm and Sat-Sun 1-5 pm. Phone: 229-758-6686
Address: 166 E. Main St., Colquitt, Georgia 29837
Columbus
Black Heritage Trail Tour - This self-guided driving tour includes the last home of Ma Rainey, historic black churches and the Liberty Theatre. See Visitors Bureau for more info.
Phone: 706-322-1613, 800-999-1613 - Address: 900 Font Ave, Columbus, Georgia 31902
Heritage Corner Tour - Tour five house museums ranging from primitive to posh, circa 1800 through 1870. Open: Daily at 2 pm. Cost: Adults $5, students $1. Call for group rates. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-323-7979 – Address: 708 Broadway, Columbus, Georgia 31901
Springer Opera House - The State Theater of Georgia opened in 1871 and is a performing theater and National Historic Landmark. Open: Tours 3:30pm every Mon. and Wed. Cost: $5. Check website for show schedule. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities
Phone: 706-327-3688 – Address: 103 10th St., Columbus, Georgia 31901
Comer
Watson Mill Historic Covered Bridge in Comer, Georgia. Longest covered bridge in Georgia. Open to traffic. Built in 1885 and is 229 feet long. Open daily 7 am to 10 pm.
Phone: 800-864-7275 or 706-783-5349 - Address: 650 Watson Mill Rd., Comer, Georgia 30629
Conyers - Site of the 1996 Summer Olympic Equestrian Events
Haralson Mill Covered Bridge in Conyers is open to traffic. It was built in 1997 and is 150 feet long. Phone: 770-532-6206. Directions: From Atlanta, take I-20 east to Exit 40 at Sigman Road to Hwy. 20 north, go east on Bethel road and north on Haralson Mill Road. In Panola Mountain State Conservation Park.
Historic District of Olde Town - Includes Old Jail Museum and self-guided tour.
Lewis Vaughn Botanical Gardens - 1.5 garden acres nestled in the heart of Downtown Conyers. The site offers examples of native plants of Georgia's Piedmont region. The pond is
fed by the City's downtown water tower built in 1900. Adjacent to the botanical gardens is the Pavilion which hosts many community events and activities. Open: Daily 9a.m.-6p.m. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities
Phone: 770-602-2606 and toll free at 800-CONYERS - Address: Main, Center, Commercial and Railroad Sts., Conyers, Georgia 30012
Milstead 104 Dinky Steam Locomotive - The Dinky is a 1905 Rogers steam locomotive that hauled cotton bailes from the main line to the textile mill on the Yellow River. Open daily.
Phone: 770-602-2606 or 800-CONYERS. Address: Commercial & Railroad Streets, Conyers, GA
Monastery of the Holy Spirit - 2625 Highway 212
Attraction Features: Founded in 1944 by a group of monks who practice self-sufficiency, cultivating their own food. Lake with ducks and beautiful grounds available for picnics during daylight hours. Grounds include greenhouse with bonsai shop, gift shop and bookstore offering homemade breads baked by the monks. Please call for schedules for various activities.
Monastery of the Holy Spirit - The 2,000-acre grounds include a bonsai garden greenhouse, lake and plenty of great walking areas. It hosts service, tours and religious retreats. Open: The Monastery gates are open from approximately 4 am and close at 8 pm after the Night Prayer.
The Abbey Store is open from 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 pm (closed holidays). The Bonsai Greenhouse is open from 10 until 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays and holidays). Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-483-8705 - Address: 2625 GA Hwy 212 SW, Conyers, Georgia 30094
Covington
Mt. Pleasant Plantation - Off Hwy. 278 - 1820 plantation now a working Christmas tree farm.
Historic Downtown District -
Attraction Features: Many retail shops and downtown buildings have been restored to their original condition. Beautifully preserved historic homes predate Civil War and can be viewed on self-guided tour.
Culloden
Battle of Culloden - Site of April 19, 1865 famous Civil War battle where only 200 men of Worrill Grays held off Union troops.
Confederate Museum - Small collection of Confederate memorabilia - Main Street
Grave of William Culloden - Located in the town cemetery behind the Methodist Church.
Historic Methodist Church - Oldest Methodist Church in Georgia in continuous use.
Cumberland Island
Dungeness Ruins are stately homes from the 1700s were named for the castle of the Duke of Cumberland, King George II’s son. One is from the 1790s and was rebuilt by Carnegie in 1884. Free. Phone: 912-882-4335, 888-817-3421 - Address: Cumberland Island, Georgia 31558
First African Baptist Church in Cumberland served as a community hall, school and church for the island’s early African-Americans. Site of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s wedding. Open: Call for tours. Free. Phone: 912-882-4335, 888-817-3421 – Address: Cumberland Island, GA 31558
Plum Orchard Mansion was built by the Carnegie family, dates back to 1898. Open: Call for hours and tour reservations. Free. Amenities: Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 912-882-4335, 888-817-3421 – Address: Cumberland Island, Georgia 31558
Cumming
Poole's Mill Historic Covered Bridge and Park is a 10-acre park with a walking path, picnic area and playground. The bridge, built in 1906, spans Settledown Creek. Open: Daily. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities
Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 7725 Poole’s Mill Rd., Cumming, Georgia 30540
Dahlonega
Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site - Learn about our nation's first gold rush in the oldest courthouse in GA. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Call for hours & fees. Phone: 706-864-2257 Address: 1 Public Square, Dahlonega GA
The Smith House Mine - View the newly discovered mine shaft located underneath the Smith House, and see some of its artifacts. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, food and party facilities. Open during the restaurant hours.
Phone: 706-867-7000 or toll free 800-852-9577 - Address: 84 S Chestatee St., Dahlonega, GA
Dalton
Confederate Cemetery and Memorial Wall is the site of 421 Confederate and four Union soldiers’ graves. The cemetery features a Civil-War era Confederate Cemetery with 421 graves and a commemorative wall listing the names of both Confederate and Union soldiers buried there. Architectural features include a Gothic-inspired stone chapel, a reproduction Civil War cannon and a number of exemplary obelisks, pedestals and angels, as well as a Civil War statue known as the Lone Sentinel. Open: Daylight hours. Free. Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-270-9960, 800-331-3258
Address: Ridge St. in West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia 30720
Dug Gap Battle Park - The rock walls at this monument were used by Civil War soldiers as protection during battle.Open daylight hours; Breastworks built by Civil War soldiers during the Atlanta Campaign; Scenic view from the top of Dug Gap Mountain hiking trail. Open: Daily. Free. Amenities: Parking. Phone: 706-278-0217 and toll free 800-331-3258 - Address: W. Dug Gap Battle Rd., Dalton, Georgia 30720 - Directions from I-75: Exit 333-Walnut Ave., west up the mountain 2 miles; park on pull-off on the right at the top of the ridge.
Darien
Grant House - This 1840 frame dwelling was the only residence to survive the destruction of the town in 1863 by Union troops. For many years, it was the home of well-known black educator, James Grant. It is still owned by Grant family descendants. Phone: 912-437-4192 - Address: Ga. 99 & Rittenhouse, Darien, Georgia 31305
Decatur
Dekalb History Center consists of the Society, the McCurdy Family Research Center and the Jim Cherry Museum. The History Center also maintains the Historic Complex located on West Trinity Place in Decatur that includes three antebellum structures: the Benjamin Swanton House, the Biffle Cabin and the Barber Cabin. Phone: 404-373-1088 - Location: Old Courthouse on the Square, 101 E Court Square, Decatur, Georgia
Historic Complex of Dekalb Historical Society is housed in the former courthouse in Decatur, it provides tours on DeKalb’s history and maintains a museum that has a room devoted to the Civil War. Open: Mon- Fri at 9 am - 5 pm.
Phone: 404-373-1088 - Address: 720 W. Trinity Pl., Decatur, Georgia 30030
Old Courthouse on the Square - This former courthouse is over 100 years old. It features the Jim Cherry Museum with a special Civil War room. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Mon-Fri from 9 am - 4 pm. Free admission.
Phone: 404-373-1088 - Address: 101 E Court Square, Decatur, Georgia
Demorest
Johnny Mize Athletic Center and Museum - Named for Baseball Hall of Famer and former Piedont player Johnny Mize, the museum features memorabilia from his career.
Free admission. Open: daily 6 am - 10 pm.Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Phone: 706-778-3000 – Address: campus of Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest Georgia 30535
Douglas
Heritage Station Museum - Located in the old G&F Railroad depot, it shows the history of the railroad and local counties. Museum has fine regional art for purchase too. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Guided tours Mon-Fri 10 am - 4 pm. $1 admission. Phone: 912-389-3461 - Address: 219 W Ward St., Douglas, Georgia 31533
The Historic Ashely-Slater House is a turn-of-the-century Italianae mansion that serves as the Douglas Area Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Phone: 912-384-4555 - Address: 211 S GaskinAve., Douglas, Georgia
Dublin
Dublin-Laurens Museum - Built in 1094, this former library was converted in to the museum of the Laurens County Historical Society. Open: Tue-Fri 1-4:30p.m. Or by reservation. Free. Call for group tours. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Phone: 478-272-9242 – Address: 311 Academy Ave., Dublin, Georgia 31021
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Dublin - A guide may be obtained from the downtown Development Authority, which includes a map of the downtown area and the history of the older structures. Phone: 478-272-2560 – Address: Downtown Dublin, Georgia 31040
Duluth
Southeastern Railway Museum - Old railway equipment, President Harding's private car and train rides. Call for hours. Phone: 770-476-3322 Address: 3595 Peachtree Rd, Duluth GA 30096
Eastman
Eastman-Bishop-Bullock House - William Pitt Eastman built this house as his residence in 1872, and it was preserved by the Dodge Historical Society in 1993. Open: Call for hours and tours. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms
Phone: 478-374-1921 – Address: 407 Eastman Way, Eastman, Georgia 31023
Eatonton
Alice Walker Driving Tour is a self-guided driving trail takes you to points of interest of Alice Walker. Brochure available at the Chamber of Commerce.
Phone: 770-358-3132 – Address: 105 S. Washington St., Eatonton, Georgia 31024
Historic District - Entire downtown, six block area, on the National Register offering structures dating 1813 to late 1800's. Bronson House, headquarters of Historical Society
Open Wednesday - Sunday: 2 - 5 pm. Walking tour brochure at Chamber of Commerce.
Br'er Rabbit Statue - L ocated on courthouse square downtown.
Rock Eagle Effigy - About 5,000 years old, this prehistoric rock effigy in the shape of an eagle is believed to have been built by a tribe of Creek Indians as a ceremonial meeting place. Open: Daily. Free to see. Phone: 706-484-2800 – Address: 350 Rock Eagle Rd., Eatonton, GA 31024
The Plaza Arts Center - This historic school is nearly 100 years old & houses a performing arts theater, art classroom & county museum. Call for hours, fees & a list of events.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Phone: 706-923-1655 - Address: 305 N. Madison Ave, Eatonton, Georgia
Uncle Remus Museum - First-edition books and characters tell the story of the folklorist. Recalls slave cabin setting of Joel Chandler Harris' stories about Uncle Remus and his famous "critters" which Harris began writing about while living in the area. Open: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 2-5pm. Closed Tue. Sept-May. Call for guided tours.
Cost: Adults $1, children 50 cents. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-485-6856 - Address: 2414 Oak St, US Hwy 441 S, Eatonton, GA
Ellijay
Heritage Museum of Gilmer County promotes arts and the local history of Gilmer County. The permanent collection will be exclusively Gilmer items, whereas the rotating exhibits will not be exclusive to the county. It begins with prehistoric dwellers, who moved into this area 12,000 years ago or more. We have artifacts which are 10,000 years old. It is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open Monday through Friday at 9 am - 4:30 pm. Phone: 706-635-5605 - Address: GAHA Building, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, Georgia
Fayetteville
Historic City Cemetery - Guided tours are availailable for this 1823 cemetery and museum. Notable citizens buried here are Philip and Eleanor Fitzgerald, great grandparents Margaret Mitchell. Phone: 770-716-5332 – Address: 280 Stonewall Ave., W. Fayeteville, Georgia 30214
Holiday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum is located in a house that Doc Holliday once visited, features Gone With the Wind and Civil War memorabilia. Open: Thurs.-Sat. 10am-5pm. Cost: Adults $5, seniors and students $4. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-716-5332 – Address: 140 W. Lanier Ave., Fayetteville, GA 30214
Fitzgerald
Evergreen Cemetery is the burial site of the oldest Confederate veteran in Georgia, General Sherman’s drummer boy and other Civil War legends. Open: Daily 8a.m.-5p.m. Self-guided tours. Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 229-426-5033 and toll free 800-386-4642 - Address: Benjamin Hill Dr. E., Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Fitzgerald Fire Engine Museum has a collection of equipment dating to 1895, including a horse-drawn fire apparatus and the town’s first gasoline engine. Open: Daily 8a.m.-5p.m. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 229-426-5030 – Address: 315 E. Pine St., Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Fitzgerald Grand Theater - This restored movie theater of the 1930s is a performance theater with 846 seats, an orchestra pit and movie projection system with silver screen. Free tours. Open Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm. Weekend by appointment only. Phone: 229-426-5090 - Address: 115 S Main Str., Fitzgerald, Georgia
Flowery Branch
Flowery Branch Depot Museum - This 100-year old historic train depot serves as a community center and museum. Call for fees. Rentals available. Open Sat 11 am - 3 pm. Phone: 770-967-6472 - Address: 5517 Main St., Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542
Folkston
Folkston Railroad Depot and Train Museum - Enjoy old train memorabilia such as logbooks, lights and train maps in this restored depot. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Phone: 912-496-2536 – Address: 202 W. Main St., Folkston, Georgia 31537
Forsyth
Historic Commercial District Tour is a self-guided walking tours, maps and brochures are available at the Chamber of Commerce. Features Courthouse Square a nd surrounding eight blocks have 40 structures of mostly mid-to-late 1800's construction on the National Register. Courthouse features pressed metal ceiling. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 478-994-9239, 888-642-4628 - Located in Downtown Forsyth, Georgia 31029
Confederate Cemetery - Located in the Forsyth cemetery off Hwy 42 S on Newton Memorial Rd. Over 299 unknown soldiers, one nurse and one known soldier buried here.
Whistle Stop Museum - 1899 Victorian Train Depot with local historical artifacts from the creek Indians through the 19th and 20th centuries. Joel Chandler Harris' typesetter's desk from the 1860's when he was an apprentice on the Monroe Advertiser.
Open
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
Fort Gaines
Coleman Opera House and Museum - This 1880 entertainment hall now showcases artifacts and memorabilia of the Fort Gaines area. By reservation only. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 229-768-2248 - Address: Commerce St., Fort Gaines, Georgia 39851
Frontier Village - Located on a spectacular bluff above the Chattahoochee River, this site served as a frontier fort in 1814 and an Indian fort in 1836. Open: Daily. Free.
Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 229-768-2248 – Address: Bluff St., Fort Gaines, Georgia 39851
Outpost Replica - The outpost, reconstructed between 1816 and 1830, was initially used to protect settlers from Creek and Seminole Indian attacks. Open: Daily. Free.
Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 229-768-2248 – Address: Commerce St, Fort Gaines, Georgia 39851
Suttons Corner 1844 Frontier Store Museum is endorsed by museum curators as one-of-a-kind in America, this frontier store is rated among the top five US heritage museums. See more than 4,000 authentic and original artifacts. Open: Call for hours. Free. Amenities: Parking
Phone: 229-768-3178 – Address: 115 Washington St., Fort Gaines, Georgia 39851
Fort Oglethorpe
6th Calvary Museum preserves the rich military history of the "Fighting Sixth" Calvary, US Army Post and Third WAC Training Center 1902-1946. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Tues-Sat 9 am - 4 pm. Call for fees.
Phone: 706-861-2680 - Address: 2 Barnhardt cirlcle, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742
Fort Valley
Anderson House Museum - Originally built as the president’s home for Fort Valley Sate University, this living museum is furnished in the style if the late 1800s. Open: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 to 5 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am to 1 pm. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Party Facilities
Phone: 478-825-6445 – Address: 1005 State University Dr., Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
Franklin
Heard County Historical Center and Museum - This building served as the county jail and sheriff's home from 1912 to 1964. See the original gallows and jail cells, among other exhibits. Amenities: parking and public restrooms. Open 9-12, 1-5:30 Tues. & Thurs. The museum is county operated and supported by the Heard County Historical Society. Free admission. Phone: 706-675-6507 - Address: 161 Shady St., Franklin, GA 30217
Gainesville
Northeast Georgia History Center - Learn local history, visit the Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, see the 1870s Chief Whitepath Cabin. Open: Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Cost: Adults $5, children $3, seniors $4. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Part Facilities
Phone: 770-297-5900 – Address: 322 Academy St., Gainesville, Georgia 30503
Glennville
Glennville-Tattnall Museum - Built in 1911 as a school, the museum showcases local and Southern history with artifacts, photographs and animation. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm.
Phone: 912-654-3756 - Address: S Tillman St., Glennville, Georgia
Gordon
Depot and Railroad Museum - See the extensive Civil War memorabilia, the Old Jail and Confederate cemetery in this town that was part of Sherman’s March to the Sea.
Open:
First and third Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m. Free admission.
Phone: 478-628-2866 – Address: Railroad St., Gordon, Georgia
Grantville
Historic Grantville Driving Tour - Experience this old railroad town with a historic district, cotton mills and mill villages.
Phone: Toll Free at 800-826-9382 – Address: 123 LaGrange St., Grantville, Georgia 30220
Griffin
Bailey-Tebault House is a Greek Revival home that was built between 1859 and 1862. It is now the headquarters for the Griffin/Spalding Historical Society. Call for hours and guided tours. Free. Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Phone: 770-229-2432 – Address: 633 Meriwether St., Griffin, Georgia 30224
Greensboro
Scull Shoals - Pre-Columbian mounds surround Scull Shoals, a now-defunct village marked by slavery, fires, floods and droughts. Spring archaeology digs. Daily. Call for tours. Free.
Amenities: Parking - Amenities: 706-453-7592, 866-341-4466
Address: Macedonia Church Rd., Greensboro, Georgia 30642
Grovetown
Grovetown Museum is a restored 100-year-old dwelling that contains artifacts, military memorabilia and detailed exhibits of the Grovetown area. Fri. 10a.m.-4p.m., Sat., Sun. from 1 to 4 pm. Call for groups. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired Phone: 706-868-6338 – Address: 106 Robinson Ave., Grovetown, GA 30813
Hampton
Hampton Train Depot - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1881 of fireproof brick with ornate brick detailing, unusual for the era. Served as both cotton warehouse and passenger terminal. Operated until 1957. Last passenger rail station in Henry County. Now houses city offices. Open Monday - Friday.
Oaklea Manor - Wynne Road
Attraction Features:Built from brick made on site. Rumored to have been, for a short time, headquarters for Sherman's Army. Because of Masonic emblem, spared from burning. Private residence.
Hartwell
Hart County Historical Museum is located in the Teasley-Holland House, and is an excellent source of county historical information.Teasley-Holland house is a one-story frame Victorian style structure built in 1881. The museum is a source of county historical information. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm. Free admission. Phone: 706-376-6330 – Address: 31 E. Howell St., Hartwell, Georgia 30643
Hawkinsville
Historic Opera House - Stages concerts and other live performances on its full-size stage with near-perfect acoustics. Free tours by reservation. Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Open daily 10 am - 4 pm. Phone: 478-783-1884
Address: 100 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville, Georgia
Hazlehurst
Frogbottom Gritsmill - With a pull of the crank on the old John Deere engine, the two large stones grind corn into grits and cornmeal. This facility has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Musical theater features Children's Productions, Comedy, Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, R&B, and Gospel concerts are just some of the performances occurring at the Opera House. Call ahead. Open: Year-round, but best to go Sept through Jan. Free admission for tours. Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Phone: 912-375-4073 – Address: 65 Luther Turner Rd., Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539
Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Historical Society Museum displays antiques and artifacts of rural Georgia. The museum is housed in a turn-of-the-century raised cottage. Open: Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-3p.m. Call for guided tours. Donation accepted. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 912-375-2557 – Address: 61 Coffee St., Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539
Helen
Nora Mill Granary Grist Mill and Country Store - This 1876 working mill is powered by the Chattahoochee River. It is restored and is operated by the Fain family with the original French burr stones. Open: Call for hours. Free admission. Amenities: Parking. Phone: 706-878-1280 - Address: 7107 S. Main St., Helen, Georgia
Hinesville
Fort Stewart Military Museum chronicles the story of Fort Stewart from it’s origins in 1940 to the present. Open: Tue.-Sat. 10 am - 4 pm. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired Phone: 912-767-7885 – Address: 2022 Frank Cochran Dr., Bldg T904, Hinesville, Georgia 31314
Old Liberty County Jail - Built in 1882, former home of the Hinesville-Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 912-368-3580 - Address: 302 S Main St., Hinesville, Georgia 31313
Homer
Banks County Historic Courthouse / Historical Society Museum - One of the oldest courthouses in Georgia, it houses a local museum, which features art, WWII memorabilia and historic records. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-4p.m. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 06-677-2108 - toll-free 800-638-5004 Address: 106 Yonah Homer Rd, Homer, Georgia 30547
Indian Springs
Indian Springs Hotel-Museum - This Federalist-style home is where Creek Indian Chief William McIntosh signed the Treaty of 1825 that ceded 4.7 million acres from the Creeks to the State of GA. Amenities: parking, public restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impared, food and party facilities. Phone: 770-775-2493 - Address: 1807 GA Hwy 42 S, Indian Springs, GA 30216
Jasper
Kirby-Quinton Heritage Cabin and Old Pickens County Jail - Cabin features 19th-century furnishings of frontier dwelling built in 1866, Old jail built in 1906, includes history of law enforcement in county since 1853. Open: Sat.-Sun. 2-5pm. Cost: Under $5
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-253-1141 – Address: 141 N. Main St., Jasper, Georgia 30143
Jefferson
Crawford W. Long Museum - Dr. Crawford W Long preformed the first painless surgery here by administering a small dose of ether. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Tues-Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Call for groups and fees. Phone: 706-367-5307 - Address: 28 College St., Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Jekyll Island
Faith Chapel is a 1904 wooden chapel that was built for quests of the famed Jekyll Island Club. It houses a rare stained-glass window signed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Open: Daily 2-4p.m. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 912-635-4036 – Address: 181 Old Plantation Rd., Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
Horton House Ruins/ Horton’s Brewery Site - This house, dating from 1742, is one of the oldest standing structures in the state and includes the ruins of Georgia’s first brewery. Open: Daily. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 912-635-3636, 877-4-JEKYLL - Address: N. Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
Jekyll Island History Center and National Historic Landmark District - Exhibits detail the island’s history from native inhabitants to the present. Guided tours available.
Open: Daily 9a.m.-5p.m.. Free access. Tours also available of the National Historic Landmark District. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 912-635-4036, 877-4JEKYLL - Address: 100 Stable Dr, Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
Jesup
Little Red Caboose - Step inside this little red train caboose for a healthy dose of Wayne County history, from General “Mad Anthony” Wayne to the railroad boom. Open: Mon.-Fri. 1-5p.m. Free admission. Amenities: Parking
Phone: 912-427-3233 – Address: 101 E Cherry St, Jesup, Georgia 31545
Johns Creek
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center offers scenic creeks, picturesque cliffs, animals life and farmhouses from the 1800s and ongoing special children’s programs.
Open: Daily 8 am until dusk. Visitor Center Mon - Sat at 10 am - 4 pm. Free admission.
Amenities:
Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities
Phone: 678-366-3511 - Address: 9770 Autrey Mill Rd, Johns Creek, Georgia 30022
Jonesboro
Antique Funeral Museum - Margaret Mitchell Playhouse - Visitors can see a horse-drawn hearse, a pre-Civil War casket and antique Civil War embalming equipment. Visit the room where Mitchell played as a child. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open daily. Phone: 770-478-7211 - Address: 168 N McDonough St., Jonesboro, GA
Patrick Cleburne Memorial Cemetery contains a mass grave housing 600 to 1400 Confederate soldiers. Headstones are laid out in the shape of the Confederate battle flag. The Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Memorial Cemetery was named for the general whose remains were brought from St. John's Cemetery, Ashwood, Tennessee, in 1870. In 1891 a marble column was dedicated in his honor at the cemetery, and in 1892 this granite shaft was dedicated to the Confederate dead. Open dusk to dawn. Free admission. Phone: 770-478-4800 - Location: Corner of Jackson and McDonough St., Jonesboro, Georgia
Kingston
Govenor's House - Stroll this 1930s estate, which is complemented by gardens and a stained-glass chapel. Open: the 2nd Thurs. each Month for lunch 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m. or by appt. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Food, Party Facilities. Phone: 770-336-9149 – Address: 45 Howard St., Kingston, Georgia 30145
Kennesaw
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - Civil War battlefield offers trails, recreation and picnicking facilities. Amenities: Parking and Public Restrooms. Welcome center is open daily from 8:30 am - 5 pm. Park is open from dawn to dusk. Free admission. Phone: 770-427-4686 - Address: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, Georgia
Knoxville
Birthplace of John Pemberton - Creator of Coca-Cola formula.
Courthouse, rebuilt in 1851. Oldest courthouse in continuous use in Georgia. National Register of Historic Sites.
Knoxville Old Jail Museum - Built in 1834. On the National Register of Historic Places, this old jail has memorabilia, documents and local history from times gone by. Find out what it would have been like to be on the wrong side of the law. Free admission. Phone: 478-836-3825 - Address: Ga Hwy 42 S, Knoxville, Georgia 31050
Texas Lone Star State Flag - Designed by Joanna Troutman in 1835 for Georgian to carry to Texas in their volunteer fight to help Texans win independence from Mexico. Historical marker stands on courthouse lawn.
Lakeland
Milltown Murals - Twenty-three murals in the downtown area depict scenes of Milltown in 1925, the year this community was renamed Lakeland. Maps avail at Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 229-482-9755 - Address: Main, Center, Murrell Sts. And Valdosta Hwy., Lakeland, GA
Lexington
Big Cloud Creek Covered Bridge - in Lexington, Georgia. Built in 1905, and is 168 feet long. Also known as Howard Bridge. Not open to traffic. Free for viewing. Phone: 706-743-3113 or 706-743-5270. Directions: From Athens, take Hwy. 72 east to Colbert, south to Smithsonia and east on Chandler Silver Road. In Watson Mill State Park in Oglethorpe County.
Louisville
Market House was built at the crossing of two trails, the open-air building dates back to the late 1700s. In the center hangs a bell that was used to warn of Indian attacks. Daily.
Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 478-625-8134 – Address: Center of Broad St., Louisville, Georgia 30434
Revolutionary Cemetery - Many Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in this National Register historic cemetery. Open daily. Free admission. Tours available.
Amenities: Parking - Phone: 478-625-8134 – Address: GA Hwy. 24 W., Louisville, Georgia 30434
The Fire House Gallery is located in a restored historic fire station. This stunning space attracts artists from the South and beyond. Wed.-Sat. 12-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5p.m..
Phone: 478-625-0387 – Address: 605 Mulberry St., Louisville, Georgia 30434
Ludowici
Jones Creek Church Museum - This small museum features the slave gallery in the 1856 church building, original cemetery and 'baptism hole' in Jones Creek. Amenities: parking and public restrooms. Call for guide reservation. Free admission.
Phone: 912-545-2437 or 912-545-9315 - Address: US Hw3y 301 N, Ludowici, Ga 31316
Lula
Lula Historic Covered Bridge in Gainesville, is Georgia’s smallest covered bridge. Not open to traffic. Built in 1915 and is 34 feet long. Also known as Blind Susie and Hyder Bridge. Free to see. Phone: 706-677-2108 and 800-638-5004 - Located on Antioch Church Rd., off GA Hwy 51. Lula, Georgia 30554
Lumpkin
Bedingfield Inn Museum is an 1836 Greek Revival museum that has original pioneer furnishings and an 1845 dogtrot house. Open: Daily. Call for hours. Cost: Adults $5, children $2. Call for tours and groups. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms
Phone: 229-838-6419 - Address: 100 Cotton St, on the Square, Lumpkin, Georgia 31815
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