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This structure, used as the State Capitol Building from 1807-1868, has been rebuilt and is part of the Georgia Military College. Experience our state’s history in the building where GA’s legislators voted to secede from the Union and made other momentous decisions!

Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free tours. Call for more tour info.
About the Georgia Old Capitol Museum
Experience our state’s history in the building where Georgia’s legislators voted to secede from the Union and made other momentous decisions!

Located on the ground floor of the state’s Antebellum Capitol, this regional museum interprets, preserves, and communicates the historical and cultural heritage of the Milledgeville - Baldwin County and broader Middle Georgia areas.

Georgia's Old Capital Museum is located on the ground floor of the old statehouse on the campus of Georgia Military College.
The Statehouse
In 1807 fifteen wagons, escorted by troops, left Louisville, the former capital, carrying the treasury and public records of the state. The new statehouse, though unfinished, was able to accommodate the legislators. Over the next thirty years the building was enlarged with a north and south wing. Its pointed arched windows and battlements marked it as America's first public building in the Gothic revival style.

This magnificent building is a silent witness to the history of Georgia. With construction beginning in 1805, the building was sufficiently completed by 1807 to host the first legislative meeting in the new capital city, Milledgeville Georgia.
Georgia's Old Capitol Mueum
Between 1803 and 1868, the beautiful city of Milledgeville was the seat of Government for the State of Georgia. During this sixty-five year period, twenty-one men served the State of Georgia as Governor. Their portraits have been assembled and are hanging in the first and second floor rotundas of the Old Capitol.

One of the most significant events to take place in this building was the Secession Convention, held in the Legislative Chambers, January 16-19, 1861. In what has been termed one of the most controversial convocations ever held in Georgia, the Convention concluded with a vote of 160 in favor, and 130 against, Georgia seceding from the Union. Milledgeville remained the Capital, and lawmakers continued to meet here, until the state government relocated to Atlanta in 1863.
Tour Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Phone & Address
Phone: 478-453-1803 - Address: Georgia Military College Campus, 201 East Green Street, Milledgeville Georgia

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