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Heritage Museum in Blackshear GAInside the museum one will find exhibits of the manufacturing process of tobacco, farm tools, the most informative display about the Civil War prison camp on the outskirts of Blackshear along with Civil War artifacts, a fully furnished storefront counter from the early 1900's, courthouse furnishings, land deeds, letters, and hundreds of photographs of the buildings, homes, and people of Pierce County.

The Genealogical Library contains over 200 books pertaining to Georgia Genealogy, Local Family Histories, Colonial Georgia, Native Americans in Georgia, County Histories, Church Histories, Georgia in the War Between The States, Well known Georgians, and How to books on Historic Preservation. Our library continues to grow.

We invite you to share a copy of your family history, an artifact, or other piece of history with us. We maintain a donation program as well as a temporary loan program.

The Heritage Museum & Genealogical Library are located in the historic Blackshear Railroad Depot in downtown Blackshear.

Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities.
The Depot
The beautiful brick depot built in 1903 has seen many trains pass it's windows. Such dignitaries as the former President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis and President Franklin D. Roosevelt traveled through. The depot currently houses the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and the Pierce County Historical Society Museum and Library. The building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday at 8 am - 3 pm
Phone & Address
Phone: 912-449-7044 – Address: 200 S. Central Ave., Blackshear Georgia 31516
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