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Visit sites in Smyrna, Springfield, Statesboro, St. Marys, Sylvania, Stone Mountain and St. Simons Island. Visit these City Historic Sites for a view of Georgia's past treasures that you can enjoy today. Stay and Play in GA!
Smyrna
Concord Covered Bridge Open to traffic. Build in 1872. Also known as Nickajack Creek and Ruff's Mill. - Location: Smyrna Georgia - Directions: From Atlanta, take I-75 north to I-285 west. Take Exit 10 and go 7 miles to Smyrna and 2 1/2 miles southwest on Concord Road. Smyrna Georgia
Springfield
Historic Effingham Living History and Old Jail Museum - The two-story jail, housing Revolutionary and Native American artifacts, was built in 1934. Group tours by reservation. Call for hours and fees. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Phone: 912-754-2170 - Address: 1002 Pine St, Springfield Georgia 31329
Statesboro
Averitt Center for the Arts - The historic Statesboro Bank now houses an art gallery and more. The Emma Kelly Theater offers performances year-round. Open Mon - Fri 10 am - 7 pm and Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Amenties: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-212-ARTS - Address: 33 E Main St., Statesboro Georgia
Georgia Southern University Museum/ Herty Nature Trail features a 26-foot fossil of a prehistoric Mosasaur and north America’s oldest whale fossil. Located in the Herty Memorial Pine Forest, this scenic trail has rolling hills and a variety of terrain. Visit the Georgia Southern University Museum to obtain your trail guide. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-5p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2-5p.m. Call for groups. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-681-5444 - Address: Southern Dr, Rosenwald Bldg, Statesboro Georgia 30460
St. Marys
Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum houses artifacts from Native Americans, African-Americans and the Carnegie family. Amenities: parking, public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Open Mon-Sat 1-4 pm. Phone: 912-882-4336 or 888-817-3421 - Address: 129 Osborne St., St. Marys Georgia 31558
McIntosh Sugar Mill Ruins - These ruins are believed to have been built in the late 1820's. It is a tabby structure with very thick walls. At the time the sugarhouse was constructed, it is believed that thick-walled buildings such as this tabby one built by McIntosh were essential to insure the warmth needed for Superior production of sugar. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Phone: 912-882-4000 or Toll Free 800-868-8687 - Located Spur 40 (Charlie Smith Sr., Hwy.), Downtown St. Marys Georgia 31558 Directions I-95, Exit 3 to Hwy 40, St. Marys Georgia 31558
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Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain Park Covered Bridge in Stone Mountain Georgia is open to traffic. Built in 1891 and is 151 feet long. Also known as Effie's Bridge. Phone: 800-317-2006 or 770-498-5690. Directions: From Atlanta, take I-285 to Exit 30b to Hwy. 78, which is 7 1/2 miles to the entrance of Stone Mountain Park. In the Metro Atlanta travel region. Please note park admission is $8 per car. Covered Bridge Info, pictures and map
St. Simons Island
1810 Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Museum is a restored lighthouse that remains a navigational aid for St. Simons Sound. Open: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1:30-5pm. Cost: Adults $5, children $2.50. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-638-4666 – Address: 101 12th St., St. Simons Island Georgia 31522
Christ Church, Frederica and St. Ignatius Chapel - In 1736, John and Charles Wesley held services under the oak trees at the location of the present church, erected in 1883 by Anson Phelps Dodge Jr. as a memorial to his first wife. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Open daily 2 to 5 pm, except on Tuesdays and Christmas Day. Free admission. Phone: 912-638-4050 - Address: 6329 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island Georgia 31522
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
Fort Frederica National Monument was built by General Oglethorpe in 1736, three years after the founding of Savannah. Open: Daily 8:30-5pm. Cost: $2 per person or $4 per vehicle for a 7-day pass. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-638-3639 – Address: Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island Georgia 31522.
Gascoigne Bluff - Overlooking the Frederica River, this area was a favorite Native American campground, and during Colonial days, the landing at the bluff became Georgia's first naval base and bears the name of the man Georgiascoigne, who first surveyed the Georgia coast for England. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-265-0620 and toll free 800-933-2627 - Address: Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island Georgia 31522
Mildred Huie Plantation Museum was built in 1929. This museum showcases the work of the legendary impressionist painter Mildred Nix Huie. Open: Fri-Sun 1-5 pm. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-638-3057 or 800-336-9469 Address: 1819 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island Georgia 31522
Sylvania
Briar Creek Revolutionary Battlefield - This major American Revolutionary War battle field is where the Battle of Briar Creek occurred on March 3, 1779. Open dawn to dusk. Parking available. Phone: 912-564-7878 - Address: Brannen's Bridge Rd., Sylvania Georgia
Dell Goodall House - The former Screven County seat is said to have been destroyed by a curse. This 1815 house is all that remains. Call for tours. Free tours. Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-564-7878, 912-829-3291 Address: US Hwy 301, State Rt. 24, Sylvania Georgia 30467
The Soda Shop Gallery - A popular teen hangout in the '40s & '50s, the Soda Shop is now an art gallery in historic downtown. Open Thurs - Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm. Phone: 912-564-7200 - Address: 107 S. Main St., Sylvania Georgia
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