Discover Fascinating Historical Attractions from Hampton to Jekyll Island Georgia
Visit historic sites in Hampton, Hartwell, Hawkinsville, Hazlehurst, Helen, Hinesville, Homer, Indian Springs, Jasper, Jefferson & Jekyll Island. Stay and Play in GA!
Hampton Train Depot - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1881 of fireproof brick with ornate brick detailing, unusual for the era. Served as both cotton warehouse and passenger terminal. Operated until 1957. Last passenger rail station in Henry County. Now houses city offices. Open Monday - Friday.
Oaklea Manor -
Built from brick made on site. Rumored to have been, for a short time, headquarters for Sherman's Army. Because of Masonic emblem, spared from burning. Private residence located on Wynne Road in Hampton Georgia. Can view from outside only.
Hart County Historical Museum is located in the Teasley-Holland House, and is an excellent source of county historical information.Teasley-Holland house is a one-story frame Victorian style structure built in 1881. The museum is a source of county historical information. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm. Free admission.Phone: 706-376-6330 – Address: 31 E. Howell St., Hartwell Georgia 30643
Historic Opera House - Stages concerts and other live performances on its full-size stage with near-perfect acoustics. Musical theater features Children's Productions, Comedy, Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, R&B, and Gospel concerts are just some of the performances occurring at the Opera House. Free tours by reservation.Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Open daily 10 am - 4 pm. Phone: 478-783-1884 - Address: 100 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville Georgia
Frogbottom Gritsmill - With a pull of the crank on the old John Deere engine, the two large stones grind corn into grits and cornmeal. This historic facility has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Visitors can view an old John Deere engine turn two large stones to grind corn into grits and cornmeal. Call ahead. Open: Year-round, but best to go September through January. Free admission for tours.Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-375-4073 – Address: 65 Luther Turner Rd., Hazlehurst Georgia 31539
Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Historical Society Museum displays antiques and artifacts of rural Georgia. The museum is housed in a turn-of-the-century raised cottage. Open: Monday - Friday at 10 am - 3 pm. Call for guided tours. Free admission but donations accepted. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 912-375-4543 – Address: 61 Coffee St., Hazlehurst Georgia 31539
Nora Mill Granary - This 1876 working mill is powered by the Chattahoochee River. It is restored and is operated by the Fain family with the original French burr stones. Open: Call for hours. Free. Amenities: Parking. Phone: 706-878-1280 and toll free 800-927-2375- Address: 7107 S. Main St., Helen, Georgia
The Telfair Museum of History was established to help celebrate the county's bicentennial in 2007. It is housed in the historic frieght depot. Also on site are a restored Railway Express truck and a caboose. Location: On Forsyth Street, Helena Georgia - It is adjacent to the Savannah, Americus and Montgomerry Railroad.
Fort Stewart Museum chronicles the story of Fort Stewart from it’s origins in 1940 to the present. See the 3rd infantry division. Open: Tue.-Sat. 10 am - 4 pm. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Phone: 912-767-7885 – Address: 2022 Frank Cochran Dr., Bldg T904, Hinesville Georgia 31314
Old Liberty County Jail - Built in 1882, former home of the Hinesville-Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. See outside of jail only. Address: 302 S Main St., Hinesville Georgia 31313
Banks County Historic Courthouse / Historical Society Museum - One of the oldest courthouses in Georgia, it houses a local museum, which features art, WWII memorabilia and historic records. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-4p.m. Free admission.Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 06-677-2108 - toll-free 800-638-5004 Address: 106 Yonah Homer Rd, Homer Georgia 30547
Indian Springs Hotel-Museum - This Federalist-style home is where Creek Indian Chief William McIntosh signed the Treaty of 1825 that ceded 4.7 million acres from the Creeks to the State of GA. Amenities: parking, public restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impared, food and party facilities. Phone: 770-775-2493 - Address: 1807 GA Hwy 42 S, Indian Springs Georgia 30216
Kirby-Quinton Heritage Cabin and Old Pickens County Jail - Cabin features 19th-century furnishings of frontier dwelling built in 1866, Old jail built in 1906, includes history of law enforcement in county since 1853. Open: Sat.-Sun. 2-5pm. Cost: Under $5 Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired Phone: 706-253-1141 – Address: 141 N. Main St., Jasper Georgia 30143
Crawford W. Long Museum - Dr. Crawford W Long preformed the first painless surgery here by administering a small dose of ether. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Tues-Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Call for groups and fees. Phone: 706-367-5307 - Address: 28 College St., Jefferson Georgia 30549
Faith Chapel is a 1904 wooden chapel that was built for quests of the famed Jekyll Island Club. It houses a rare stained-glass window signed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Open: Daily at 2-4 pm - subject to availability. Free admission.Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Phone: 912-635-4036 – Address: 181 Old Plantation Rd., Jekyll Island Georgia 31527
Horton House Ruins/ Horton’s Brewery Site - This house, dating from 1742, is one of the oldest standing tabby structures in the state and includes the ruins of Georgia’s first brewery. Tabby is a building material native to coastal Georgia, having crushed oyster shells as its principal ingredient. Located nearby is the old DuBignon family cemetery. Open: Daily. Free to view. Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired Phone: 912-635-3636, 877-4-JEKYLL - Address: N. Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island Georgia 31527
Jekyll Island Museum, Visitor Center and National Historic Landmark District - Exhibits detail the island’s history from native inhabitants to the present. Guided tours available. Open: Daily 9a.m.-5p.m.. Free tours. Tours also available of the National Historic Landmark District. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-635-4036 and toll free at 877-4JEKYLL - Address: 100 Stable Dr, Jekyll Island Georgia 31527