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Cumberland Island Georgia
Visit enchanting historic sites in Comer, Conyers, Covington, Culloden, Cumberland Island and Cumming Georgia. Stay and Play in GA!
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
Haralson Mill Covered Bridge in Conyers is open to traffic. Also known as Rockdale County Covered Bridge. 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
Wild horses at Cumberland Island
Cornelia
Cornelia Historic Depot and Railroad Museum - It was first built by the Southern Railway soon after the town was founded. Burned in 1910 and replaced in 1914 this large passenger and freight station was once the home to two rail lines The Blue Ridge & Atlantic Railroad and The Georgia Air Line Railroad,now known as Norfolk Southern. This depot is the symbolic and historic heart of Cornelia and in fact the town's first boundaries were set at one half mile increments in all directions from the depot. Today this depot serves as a railroad museum filled with relics from the days when the railroad ruled. Call to schedule tours. Open: Tues - Fri 9am to 3 pm. Amenities: Parking. Phone: 706-778-7875 - Location: Downtown Cornelia, GA
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. Amenities: Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free tours. However, there is a fee to Cumberland Island. Phone: 912-882-4336 and toll free at 877-860-6787 - Address: Cumberland Island Georgia 31558
First African Baptist Church - Maintained by the National Park Service, this simple one-room frame structure, with 11 handmade pews, and three windows on each side, was built in 1937 to replace a cruder 1893 structure. In the 1890’s, The Settlement was established for African American workers. The First African Baptist Church was established in 1893 and rebuilt in 1930’s. It was the site of the September 1996 wedding of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.
Phone: 912-882-4335 or 888-817-3421 - Located on Cumberland Island, Georgia 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 admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 7725 Poole’s Mill Rd., Cumming Georgia 30540
Rockdale County Covered Bridge
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