Historical Attractions from Adairsville to Athens Georgia
Drummer Boy Museum at Andersonville Civil War Village
Discover enchanting historic sites for a view of Georgia's past treasures that you can enjoy today. This listing is for historic sites in Adairsville, Alpharetta, Andersonville, Ashburn and Athens Georgia. Stay and Play in GA!
Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum - This 1847 railroad depot houses exhibits about local history. See info about native Americans, Civil War, Peacock Alley and America's most wanted Pretty Boy Floyd. Special programs are available for school groups and scout troups. Call for hours. Free admission for tours.Phone: 770-773-1775 - Address: 101 Public Square, Adairsville, GA 30103
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 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
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 GA
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
Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum 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
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