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Historic House Museums in Georgia

We try to keep this list of historic house museums for Georgia current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in Georgia that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.

Atlanta

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Rhodes Hall

1516 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA  30309
Phone: (404) 885-7800

Year Built: 1904
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: Tue 11-3pm, Sat 10-2pm

Rhodes Hall, one of Atlanta’s few remaining mansions on Peachtree Street, is located just north of Pershing Point. Built in 1904, prior to the development of Ansley Park, Rhodes Hall was designed by one of Atlanta’s most celebrated young architects for one of the city’s wealthiest men. Constructed of Stone Mountain granite in the Romanesque Revival style, it holds state-wide significance for both the quality and style of its architecture.

Augusta

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The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

419 Seventh Street
Augusta, GA  30901
Phone: (706) 722-9828

Year Built: 1859
Admission Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-4pm

The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson was built in 1859 by local stove merchant, Aaron H. Jones, a native of Eastport, Maine. Jones, however, never occupied the house, selling it when it was new for $10,000 in February, 1860 to the Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church.

Chatsworth

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Chief Vann House Historic Site

82 Ga. Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA  30705
Phone: (706) 695-2598

Year Built: 1804
Admission Price: Adults $5, Children $3.50
Hours: Thu-Sat 9-5pm

During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 ˝-story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father.

LaGrange

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Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Drive
P. O. Box 790
LaGrange, GA  30240
Phone: (706) 882-3242

Year Built: 1916
Admission Price: Adults $15, Children $7.00,
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm, Tues-Sat

Designed by Hentz and Reid for textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway, this Italian villa home is the centerpiece of a 35 acre estate which blends with formal boxwood gardens.

Macon

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Johnston-Felton-Hay House

934 Georgia Ave.
Macon, GA  31201
Phone: (478) 742-8155

Year Built: 1855
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The 18,000-square-foot mansion spans four levels and is crowned by a three-story cupola. Commissioned by imaginative owners and constructed by the most skillful workers of the time, its technological amenities were unsurpassed in the mid-19th century: hot and cold running water, central heat, a speaker-tube system, in-house kitchen and an elaborate ventilation system.

Milledgeville

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Andalusia, Home of Flannery O'Connor

2628 N. Columbia St.
Milledgeville, GA  31061
Phone: (478) 454-4029

Year Built: 1859
Admission Price: Suggested donation - $5 per person
Hours: 10am-4pm, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, & Sat

Andalusia was the home of American author Flannery O'Connor from 1951 until her death from lupus in 1964. This family farm was where O'Connor was living when she completed her two novels and two collections of short stories. Visitors to the farm can tour the main house and see several outbuildings. Most of the furniture and furnishings are original and authentic. There are also nature trails, a pond, and live peacocks.

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Old Governor's Mansion

120 South Clarke St.
Milledgeville, GA  31061
Phone: (478) 445-4545

Year Built: 1839
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Completed in 1839, the Old Governor's Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation. Designed by noted architect Charles Clusky, an Irish immigrant, and built by Timothy Porter of Farmington, Connecticut, the Mansion looms over Milledgeville with its stately columns and imposing facade. Serving as the residence for Georgia's chief executives for over thirty years, the Mansion's history encompasses the antebellum, Civil War, and early Reconstruction phases of the state's history. Such noted state leaders as George Crawford, Howell Cobb, and Joseph E. Brown resided in the building and used it as a stage for speeches and also to introduce guests of national standing.

Monroe

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McDaniel-Tichenor House

319 McDaniel Street
Monroe, GA  30655
Phone: (770) 267-5602

Year Built: 1887
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: Call for info

Originally designed by Athens architect William Winstead Thomasin the then-popular Victorian Italianate Villa style, the house was extensively remodeled in the 1930s by Nashville architect, and son-in-law of Edgar and Gipsy Tichenor, Francis Boddie Warfield. Remodeled in the Neoclassical style in favor with prominent southerners at the time, the Tichenors also added modern indoor plumbing, electricity and heating systems. Though the interior was reconfigured as well, much of the original woodwork, doors and inlaid marbleized mantels are original.

Roswell

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Barrington Hall

535 Barrington Dr.
Roswell, GA  30075
Phone: (770) 640-3855

Year Built: 1842
Admission Price: Adults $8; Seniors $7; Children $6
Hours: 10-3pm Mon-Sat, 1-3 Sun.

The home of Barrington King who with his father, Roswell King, co-founded the town of Roswell, GA. The Greek Revival Temple Form home has been lovingly restored and contains many original family possessions. The seven acres of grounds feature the only public antebellum garden in metro Atlanta

Savannah

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Andrew Low House

329 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA  31401
Phone: (912) 233-6854

Year Built: 1849
Admission Price: Adults $8, Children $4.50
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10-4:30pm, Sun 12-4:30

In 1847 the wealthy cotton factor Andrew Low chose John Norris to design a house on the lot for his young family. Norris was an architect to whom the city's leading citizens turned for the design of their residences and business establishments. Along with the architects William Jay and Charles B. Cluskey, John Norris formed a trio which left major imprints upon 19th century Savannah.

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The Harper Fowlkes House

230 Barnard Street
Savannah, GA  31401
Phone: (912) 234-2180

Year Built: 1842
Admission Price: $10 general admission, $5 students, 12 and under f
Hours: 10-3 pm, Wed, Thurs. and Friday

Antebellum mansion with an 1890's top floor addition, this home is filled with beautiful antiques, and tells the story of an old Savannah family, the Champions and the McAlpins, as well at the life of early preservationist Alida Harper Fowlkes. The home has a beautiful garden that is rented for events.

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