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Enjoy enchanting historic sites in Calhoun, Carnesville, Cartersville, Cassville, Cedartown, Clarkesville, Clinton, Colquitt and Columbus Georgia.
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: 335 S. Wall St., Calhoun Georgia 30703
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. Free to visit. Phone: 706-384-4659 – Address: GA Hwy 106 E., Carnesville Georgia 30521
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. Free to visit. 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 11am - 5 pm and Sat 11 am - 4 pm. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free to visit. Phone: 770-607-3480 - Address: One Friendship Plaza, Cartersville, GA 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
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. Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Free to visit. Phone: 770-382-3392 – Address: 2361 Joe Frank Pkwy., Cassville, GA 30123
Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center
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
Mauldin House and Gardens 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 Call for hours. Phone: 706-754-2220 - Address: 458 Jefferson St., Clarkesville, Georgia
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 Museum of Southern Culture displays historic exhibits and memorabilia. Housed in the 1942 Cotton Hall, the restored cotton warehouse where Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s official folk life play, is performed. Open: Call for hours and free tours. Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Food. Phone: 229-758-5450 - Address: 166 E Main St., Colquitt GA 29837
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
Gertrude MA Rainey House and Blues Museum - Visit the home of the "Mother of the Blues" who was born and died in this home. Parking available. Open: Tues through Sat at 10am - 3pm. Amenities: Parking, Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired - Phone: 706-653-4960 - Address: 805 Fifth Ave., Columbus Georgia
Heritage Corner Tour - Tour five house museums ranging from primitive to posh, circa 1800 through 1870. Open: Daily at 2 pm. Cost: Call for individual and group rates. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-323-7979 – Address: 708 Broadway, Columbus Georgia 31901
Janice Persons Biggers House stands on a lot surveyed as part of the original 1828 town plan. It is a 2-story Italian villa townhouse. The home has had a storied past. It was occupied until recently by a series of influential families, including that of the late Georgia Supreme Court Justice Sterling Price Gilbert. Also, it served as an apartment building during World War II. Free tours. Phone: 706-322-0756 - Address: 700 Broadway, Columbus Georgia
The Pemberton House - See the Victorian cottage with elements of Greek-Revival which was occupied by Dr. John Stith Pemberton and his family from 1855-1860. Dr. Pemberton, a pharmacist in Columbus and Atlanta, was the originator of the formula for Coca-Cola. Phone: 706-322-0756 - Address: 11 Seventh St., Columbus Georgia
Rankin House Museum and Historic Columbus Foundation is a library that houses the research collections of the Historic Columbus Foundation in a museum of beautiful Victorian furnishings. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-5p.m. Call for free tours. Appointment required. Amenities: Parking and Restrooms. Phone: 706-322-0756 – Address: 1440 Second Ave., 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
The Log Cabin - Here's an example of a dwelling used by traders in the early 1800's prior to the settlement of Columbus. It is considered to be the oldest structure in Muscogee County, about 200 years old. Phone: 706-322-0756 - Address: 708 1/2 Broadway, Columbus Georgia
The Rankin House - In 1968, the Rankin House at 1440 Second Avenue was donated to the Historic Columbus Foundation in memory of James Waldo Woodruff, Sr., a visionary community leader. Fully restored, its first floor is an 1850-1870 house museum and Research Library. On the second floor are the main offices of Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. Phone: 706-322-0756 - Address: 1440 Second Avenue, Columbus Georgia
The Walkers-Peters-Langdon House - A simple Federal cottage built in 1828, it is considered the oldest house in the original city. House dates stands on a lot surveyed as part of the original town plan. Colonel Virgil Walker, a highly respected Harris County landowner, purchased the original lot for $105. Phone: 706-322-0756 - Address: 716 Broadway, Columbus Georgia
Walkers-Peters-Landon House Interior

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