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Visit fine arts galleries, museums, folk pottery center, historic sites and more. They are great for family and groups. Please click on the blue links below for more information.
Artworks Artisan Centre - Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild Store - Demonstrations and displays of decorative and functional art by artists and craftsmen. Open: Monday - Friday at 10am to 5pm. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Parking, Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-896-0932 - Address: 232-B Chatuge Way, Hiawassee, GA 30546

Babyland General Hospital - Witness the "birth" of a Cabbage Patch Kid in the new Babyland General Hospital, a historic Greek Revival-style Southern home. Enjoy a self-guide tours and lots of events throughout the year here. Amenities: include Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 5pm. Free admission & parking. Phone: 706-865-2171 - Address: 300 N.O.K. Drive, Cleveland GA 30528

Tallulah GalleryBanks County Historic Courthouse & Museum - One of the oldest courthouses in Georgia, it houses a local historical society museum, which features art, WWII memorabilia and historic records.Free admission & parking. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Located in Homer, GA

Barrow County Museum - See jail cells, exhibits of Senator Richard B. Russell, county history and the nearby Fort Yargo. Open: Mon.-Fri. 1-4 p.m, or by appointment. Free admission & parking. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-307-1183 - Address: 74 W. Athens St., Winder, Georgia 30680

Brenau University Permanent Art Collection has more than 1,000 pieces of original art grace the campus. Find sculpture and painting in a variety of media. Open: Call for hours. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Phone: 770-534-6263 or 770- – Address: 500 Washington St., Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Bowen Center for the Arts stages year-round exhibits and performances by Georgia artist. Open: Tue.-Fri. 10 am - 4 pm, Sat. 12-4 pm. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Located in Dawsonville Georgia

George Coleman PlanetariumCornelia 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 free tours. Open: Tues - Fri 9am to 3 pm. Phone: 706-778-7875 - Address: 102 Clarkesville St, Cornelia, GA 30531

Crocker Pottery-Georgia Folk Pottery Center - True Georgia folk potters turn and burn their beautiful wares. See a continuous exhibit of pottery, including Meaders and others’ work. Take a guided tour. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-869-3160 – Address: 6361 W. County Line Rd., Lula, GA 30554

Elberton Granite Museum and Exhibit - In the three stories of self-guided exhibits are educational displays of antique granite-working tools used in the quarry, as well as other artifacts. Open: Mon.-Sat. 2-5p.m. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Located in Elberton, GA
George Coleman Planetarium has regularly scheduled shows each Friday while school is in session. School and special shows available by appt. A sky viewing will be held after each show. Open: Friday at 8 to 9 pm. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-864-1471 - Located in Dahlonega, Georgia

Hart County Historical Museum is located in the Teasley-Holland House, and is an excellent source of county historical information. The Hart County Historical Society houses many artifacts that were generously donated by its members and other kind people. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8:30a.m.-5p.m. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-376-6330 – Address: 31 E. Howell St., Hartwell, Georgia 30643

Helen Arts & Heritage Center - Local artist gallery, craft shop and history museum located in downtown Alpine Heritage. They have Freel events here. Open: Mon and Thurs - Sat at 12am to 4pm and Sunday at 1-4pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-878-3933 - Address: 25 Chattahoochee Strasse,  Helen, GA 30545
Hickory Flat Pottery - Stone ware plus porcelain, raku pottery, stained glass, copper art, woodware, fiber and jewerlry. In the Gallery connected to the studio you will find the work of over 20 artists including pottery, jewelry, glass, copper and metal art, fiber and wood. The Studio and Gallery are housed in the historic 112 year old Wikle homestead. Free admission and parking. Tours available. Open: From Jan 1st through March 15th, Open on Sunday at 12noon-5pm and Monday through Thursday at 10am-5pm. Closed on Friday and Saturday. From March 15th through Decemer 20th, open Mon-Fri at 10am-6pm and Sunday at 12noon-6pm. Amenities: Parking & Restrooms. Phone: 706-947-0030- Address: 13664 Hwy 197, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Johnny Mize Athletic Center and Museum - Named for Baseball Hall of Famer and former Piedont player Johnny Mize, the museum features memorabilia from his career. Open: Monday -Friday at 9am until 5pm. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission and parking. Phone: 800-277-7020 – Address: 280 Laurel Ave., Demorest, Georgia 30535

Mauldin House and Gardens is a 19th century Victorian cottage that sits next to a milinery shop and the 1922 Big Holly Cabin. You may tour this lovely place on your own or with a guide. Call to arrange a guided tour. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open Monday through Friday at 8am-5pm. Free admission & parking. Located in Clarkesville, Georgia
Mark of the Potter - Historic mill on the Soque River featuring the works of many local artists and potters. Feed the pet trout and see the inner workings of an old gristmill. Amenities: Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open daily 10 am - 6 pm. Free admission and parking. Located in Clarkesville, Georgia

Mountain Life Museum is the site of the restored 1906 Grapelle Butt Mock House and the restored 1861 John Payne Cabin. The Mountain Marketplace Marketplace Heritage Festival is held Labor Day weekend and the Mountain Craft Store is in the 1906 house. Enjoy a self-guided tour here. Open 11am until 4pm during Thursday through Saturday. Phone: 706-754-0666 - Address: 25 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy, Blairsville, GA 30512

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 admission and parking. Located in Helen, Georgia
Old Sautee Store & Museum - This 136-year old store is now a museum and historical landmark. It also features nostalgic gifts. Open: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and Sunday noon-5:30 pm. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Handicapped Accessible (Limited), Parking, Restrooms, Food. Phone: 706-878-2281 - Address: 2315 Hwy 17, Sautee GA 30571

Peckerwood Pottery - Potter's studio and shop. Watch local potters design, throw, glaze and sell handmade pottery. Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri at 10am-4pm. Free admission & parking. Amenities: Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-654-4412 -Address: 4750 Gillsville Hwy., Gillsville, Georgia 30543

Quinlan Visual Arts Center - NE Georgia regional arts organization is home to world-class exhibits and workshops, as well as a wide variety of classes. Open: Mon - Fri at 9 am - 5 pm and Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Amenities: Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Free admission and parking. Located in 514 Green St, N.E., Gainesville, GA
Tallulah Falls School Museum - Displays include photos, paintings, and artifacts that reflect the history of Tallulah Falls School. Amenities: Public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Call for hours. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-754-0400 extn. 3530 - Address: 150 Willet Drive, Tallulah Falls, Georgia 30573

Tallulah Gallery has fine art including original paintings, pottery, raku, folk art, jewelry and more. Open: Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 12 pm, and from 1-5 pm. Free admission and parking. Located in Tallulah Falls GA 30573

The Art Center - View regional and national fine arts and crafts at this center. Open: Thurs.-Sat. 1-5:30p.m. and appt. Free admission and parking ($1 donation suggested). Located in Hartwell, Georgia 30643
The Gourd Place - International Museum - This gourd museum and retail shop features more than 200 gourds from 23 countries. Call for hours. Amenities: Restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared.Open daily April 1-December 23 except Easter and Thanksgiving. Hours are 10-5 daily except Sunday 1-5. Open by appointment only January through March. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-865-4048 - Address: 2319 Duncan Bridge Rd., Sautee, Georgia 30571

The Smith House Mine Shaft - View the mine shaft located underneath the Smith House, and see some of its artifacts. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, food and party facilities. Open during the restaurant hours. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-867-7000 or toll free 800-852-9577 - Address: 84 S Chestatee St., Dahlonega, GA

The Willows Pottery is a working studio and gallery featuring decortive, functional stoneware pottery. All pottery is made either on-site or by local crafts people. Demonstrations given daily. Open Mon - Sat at 11 am - 5 pm and Sunday at 12noon - 5 pm. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-878-1344 - Address: 7273 S Main St., Helen, Georgia

Turpin Pottery - Working potters studio with display and shop. Demonstrations upon request. Open: Call before visiting. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-677-1528 - Address: 2500 US Hwy. 441, Homer, GA 30547

White County Historical Museum - The brick White County Courthouse was constructed between 1859 and 1860.  This local history museum displays Meaders pottery and offers a small gift shop. Open: Thursday - Saturday at 10 am - 3 pm. Amenities: Restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impared and party facilities. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-865-3225 – Address: On Cleveland Square, old White County Courthouse, Cleveland, Georgia 30528
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