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8 of 13 Types of Georgia Recreational Facilities--Museums
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Georgia Museums

Name

Town/City

County

Region[1]

Type

Notes

6th Cavalry Museum

Fort Oglethorpe

Catoosa

Northwest

Military

website

A. H. Stephens State Historic Park Confederate Museum

Crawfordville

Taliaferro

Classic South

Multiple

Includes the Victorian period Liberty Hall, and an American Civil War museum

Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum

Adairsville

Bartow

Magnolia Midlands

Railroad

information

Albany Civil Rights Institute

Albany

Dougherty

Plantation Trace

History / African American

website, history of the Albany Movement

Albany Museum of Art

Albany

Dougherty

Plantation Trace

Art

Includes African, European, and American art

Allman Brothers Band Museum

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Music

History of The Allman Brothers Band

Altama Museum of Art and History

Vidalia

Toombs

Magnolia Midlands

Art

information, collection includes Staffordshire porcelain, quadruped prints by John James Audubon, Southern art, bird prints, botanical art, wooden sculptures and a Girl Scout room

Andalusia

Milledgeville

Baldwin

Historic Heartland

Historic house

19th house of author Flannery O'Connor

Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville

Macon

Presidential Pathways

Military

Site of largest Confederate military prison during the American Civil War and National Prisoner of War Museum

Andrew Low House

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Historic house

website, 19th-century period home of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low, operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia

Archibald Smith Plantation Home

Roswell

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Historic house

19th-century plantation with two-story farm house, slave quarters, cook house, corn crib, barn, carriage house, well, and spring house

Arthur Moore Methodist Museum

St. Simons Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Religious

History of Methodism, artifacts of John Wesley and Charles Wesley, located at Epworth by the Sea

Ashley Slater House

Douglas

Coffee

Magnolia Midlands

Historic house

information, tourist information center and museum

Athens Institute for Contemporary Art

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Art

Hosts three exhibitions a year of contemporary art, centering on politically and socially engaged themes

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Discovery Center

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Multiple

History of the canal, textile mills along the canal, mill workers, hydroelectricity, canal boat toursa

Augusta Museum of History

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Local history

 

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

Johns Creek

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Open air

Nature preserve, heritage village, farm museum, live animals and dioramas

Averitt Center for the Arts

Statesboro

Bulloch

Magnolia Midlands

Art

website, include exhibit galleries

Barrington Hall

Roswell

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Historic house

19th-century period home

Bartow History Museum

Cartersville

Bartow

Northwest

Local history

Displays include settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past

Beach Institute of African American Culture

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Art

Facebook site, African-American art, folk art and culture

Bedingfield Inn

Lumpkin

Stewart

Presidential Pathways

Historic site

information, mid-19th-century period inn

Bellevue

LaGrange

Troup

Presidential Pathways

Historic house

1850s Greek Revival mansion

Beulah Rucker Museum and Education Center

Gainesville

Hall

Northeast

African American

website, African-American heritage in Gainesville and north Georgia

Blackbridge Gallery

Milledgeville

Baldwin

Historic Heartland

Art

website, part of Georgia College & State University

Blue and Gray Museum

Fitzgerald

Ben Hill

Magnolia Midlands

Local history

Located in a historic railroad depot, area history during the Civil War

Booth Western Art Museum

Cartersville

Bartow

Northwest

Art

Contemporary American Western art, Civil War art, Presidential letters and portraits

Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Historic house

1860s period boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson

Brenau University Galleries

Gainesville

Hall

Northeast

Art

website, includes three galleries in different locations

Brown House Museum

Sandersville

Washington

Northeast

Local history

website, operated by the Washington County Historical Society

Bulloch Hall

Roswell

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Historic house

19th-century period home

Burke County Museum

Waynesboro

Burke

Classic South

Local history

information, open by appointment

Cairo Antique Auto Museum

Cairo

Grady

Plantation Trace

Automotive

informationinformation, antique cars, bicycles and motorbikes from the 1900 era, open the first Saturday of each month

Callaway Plantation

Washington

Wilkes

Classic South

Open air

Features several historic houses and structures

Cannonball House

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Historic house

1853 Greek Revival house with Civil War museum, furnishings and decorative piece of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a recreation of the Philomathean Societyroom at Wesleyan College

Carnegie Center

Fitzgerald

Ben Hill

Magnolia Midlands

Art

website, changing exhibits, operated by the Fitzgerald Ben Hill Arts Council, located in a former Carnegie Library

Carter-Coile Doctors Museum

Winterville

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Medical

website, country doctor's house and office

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Mansfield

Newton

 

Natural history

Nature preserve with exhibits on wildlife and hunting

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Chickamauga

Walker

Northwest

Military

Museum and site of the Battle of Chickamauga during the American Civil War

Chief Vann House Historic Site

Chatsworth

Murray

Northwest

Historic house

Early 19th-century Cherokee Indian plantation home

Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home

Rome

Floyd

Northwest

Historic house

19th-century home of Cherokee chief Major Ridge

Church-Waddel-Brumby House

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Historic house

website, serves as the Athens Welcome Center and 1820s house museum

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Columbus

Muscogee

Magnolia Midlands

Aerospace

website, space science and astronomy, includes Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater and the Mead Observatory

Colquitt County Arts Center

Moultrie

Colquitt

Plantation Trace

Art

website

Columbus Black History Museum

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

African American

website

Columbus Museum

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Multiple

American art and regional culture and history

Congregation Mickve Israel

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Jewish

1733 synagogue and historic artifacts

Consolidated Mine

Dahlonega

Lumpkin

Northeast

Mining

Underground tours of the former gold mine

Crawford W. Long Museum

Jefferson

Jackson

Northeast

Medical

website, life and career of Dr. Crawford Long, and his use of sulfuric ether to provide "painless surgery"

The Crescent at Valdosta Garden Center

Valdosta

Lowndes

Plantation Trace

Historic house

website

Crime & Punishment Museum

Ashburn

Turner

Plantation Trace

Prison

informationinformation, former Turner County Jail

Currahee Military Museum

Toccoa

Stephens

Northeast

Military

website, operated by the Stephens County Historical Society, history of Camp Toccoa at Currahee Mountain in WWII, located in the Toccoa (Amtrak station)

Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum

St. Marys

Camden

Colonial Coast

Local history

Natural and cultural history of the island

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Dahlonega

Lumpkin

Northeast

Mining

Includes artifacts and equipment from the 1836 gold rush

Dauset Trails Nature Center

Jackson

Butts

Historic Heartland

Natural history

 

Davenport House Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Historic house

1820s period Isaiah Davenport House, operated by the Historic Savannah Foundation

Decatur County Museum

Bainbridge

Decatur

Plantation Trace

Local history

website, seeking new location

DeKalb History Center

Decatur

DeKalb

Metro Atlanta

Local history

website

Dorchester Academy

Midway

Liberty

Colonial Coast

African American

Work by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Citizen Education Program in attaining equality for blacks in the American South

Douglas County Museum of History and Art

Douglasville

Douglas

Metro Atlanta

Multiple

Local history, mid 20th-century culture, art and antiques

Drummer Boy Museum

Andersonville

Sumter

Presidential Pathways

Military

website, Civil War uniforms, history and memorabilia

Dublin-Laurens Museum

Dublin

Laurens

Magnolia Midlands

Local history

website, operated by the Laurens County Historical Society

Eagle Tavern Welcome Center & Museum

Watkinsville

Oconee

Historic Heartland

Historic house

Early 19th-century period tavern

East Point Historical Society Museum

East Point

Fulton

Colonial Coast

Local history

website

Effingham Museum

Springfield

Effingham

Colonial Coast

Local history

website, operated by the Historic Effingham Society

Elachee Nature Science Center

Gainesville

Hall

Northeast

Multiple

website, nature center with natural history and science exhibits

Elberton Granite Museum

Elberton

Elbert

Historic Heartland

Industry

Website, granite quarrying and carving

Elisha Winn House

Lawrenceville

Gwinnett

Metro Atlanta

Historic house

Operated by the Gwinnett Historical Society, early 19th-century house and outbuildings

Emery Center

Dalton

Whitfield

Northwest

African American

website

Erskine Caldwell Birthplace and Museum

Moreland

Coweta

Metro Atlanta

Biographical

1903 period home of author Erskine Caldwell, may be closed, information

Etowah Indian Mounds

Cartersville

Bartow

Northwest

Archaeological

Preserves three Mississippian culture mounds and museum with artifacts found at the site

Euharlee History Museum

Euharlee

Bartow

Northwest

Local history

website

Ezekiel Harris House

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Historic house

website, operated by the Augusta Museum of History, 18th-century period house

Firehouse Center and Gallery

Bainbridge

Decatur

Plantation Trace

Art

website, gallery of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Arts Council

First African Baptist Church

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

History

Tours of the historic black Baptist church and artifacts dating to the 18th century

Fitzgerald Fire Engine Museum

Fitzgerald

Ben Hill

Magnolia Midlands

Firefighting

website

Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Historic house

1920s-1930s period home of author Flannery O'Connor

Flowery Branch Historic Depot and Caboose

Flowery Branch

Hall

Northeast

Railroad

information

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

Sautee Nacoochee

White

Northeast

Art

website

Fort Frederica National Monument

St. Simons Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Military

Visitor center with archaeological artifacts and exhibits about the 18th-century fort and town

Fort Gaines Frontier Village

Fort Gaines

Clay

Plantation Trace

Open air

website

Fort Hollingsworth-White House

Alto

Banks

Northeast

Historic house

Frontier fort house and outbuildings

Fort King George Historical Site

Darien

McIntosh

Colonial Coast

Military

Reconstructed 1736 fort and museum

Fort McAllister Historic Park

Keller

Bryan

Colonial Coast

Military

Civil War earthwork fortification and museum

Fort Morris Historic Site

Midway

Liberty

Colonial Coast

Military

American Revolutionary fort site and museum

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Tybee Island

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Military

Civil War fort and museum with weekend living history demonstrations

Fort Stewart Museum

Fort Stewart

Liberty

Colonial Coast

Military

website, history of the Fort Stewart Military Reservation

Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center

Mountain City

Rabun

Northeast

Open air

website

Funk Heritage Center

Waleska

Cherokee

Northwest

Native American

Part of Reinhardt University, Native American art, artifacts and culture, and open air Appalachian Settlement

Geechee Kunda

Riceboro

Liberty

Colonial Coast

African American

website, culture of the Gullah, local and African art, textiles, tools, utensils, implements, crafts and essentials

Georgia College Museum

Milledgeville

Baldwin

Historic Heartland

Multiple

website, changing exhibits of art and history, permanent exhibit on Flannery O'Connor

Georgia College Natural History Museum

Milledgeville

Baldwin

Historic Heartland

Natural history

website, features dinosaurs, fossils, earth sciences and a planetarium

Georgia Cotton Museum

Vienna

Dooly

Presidential Pathways

Industry - Cotton

information, cotton farming

Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village

Tifton

Tift

Plantation Trace

Living

Five areas: a traditional farm community of the 1870s, an 1890s progressive farmstead, an industrial sites complex, rural town, Peanut Museum, and the Georgia Museum of Agriculture Center

Georgia Museum of Art

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Art

Part of the University of Georgia

Georgia Museum of Natural History

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Natural history

Part of the University of Georgia

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum

Dawsonville

Dawson

Northwest

Automotive

website, stock cars, includes memorabilia and cars of Bill Elliott

Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame

St. Marys

Camden

Georgia's Coast

Media

History of radio broadcasting in Georgia, plus Georgia Radio Inductee Wall of Fame

Georgia Rural Telephone Museum

Leslie

Sumter

Magnolia Midlands

Technology

Antique telephones and telephone memorabilia

Georgia Salzburger Society Museum

Rincon

Effingham

Colonial Coast

History

website, history of the descendants of the Salzburg refugees who settled in Georgia after their expulsion in 1734

Georgia Southern Museum

Statesboro

Bulloch

Magnolia Midlands

Multiple

Natural history and dinosaur exhibits, science, local history, part of Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University Center for Art and Theatre

Statesboro

Bulloch

Magnolia Midlands

Art

Includes three galleries, one of which is the permanent home for The Georgia Artists Collection

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Sports

 

Georgia State Railroad Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Railroad

Operated by the Coastal Heritage Society, historic railcars and rolling stock, operational turntable

Georgia's Old Capital Museum

Milledgeville

Baldwin

Historic Heartland

Local history

Located in the building where Georgia's legislators voted to secede from the Union

Georgia Veterans State Park

Cordele

Crisp

Presidential Pathways

Military

 

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Art

 

Gilmer Arts Gallery

Ellijay

Gilmer

Northwest

Local history

website, operated by the Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association

Girl Scout First Headquarters

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Scouting

website, located in former carriage house of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low

Glennville-Tattnall Museum

Glennville

Tattnall

 

Local history

website

Global Village & Discovery Center

Americus

Sumter

Presidential Pathways

Open air

websiteHabitat for Humanity site with Habitat houses from countries around the world that show life in poverty

Go Fish Education Center

Perry

Houston

Historic Heartland

Multiple

website, operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia's watersheds and aquatic wildlife, their natural habitats and the impacts of water pollution, fishing, boating, fish hatcheries

Gordon-Lee Mansion

Chickamauga

Walker

Northwest

Historic house

Mid-19th-century house with many historic associations

Green-Meldrim House

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Historic house

Mid-19th-century house

Griffin Museum

Griffin

Spalding

Presidential Pathways

Local history

information

Grovetown Museum

Grovetown

Columbia

Classic South

Local history

information

Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

Buford

Gwinnett

Metro Atlanta

Science and history

Focus on the environment, also operates the Gwinnett History Museum in Lawrenceville and a restored 1930s farm in Duluth

Hamburg State Park

Mitchell

Washington

Classic South

Mill

Includes a working grist mill and a museum with agriculture equipment and tools

Hamilton House

Dalton

Whitfield

Northwest

Multiple

information, exhibits include chenille bedspreads, items and tufting artifacts, Civil War artifacts, antiques, open by appointment with the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society

Hamilton Plantation Slave Cabins

St. Simons Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Historic house

Two tabby slave cabins operated by the Cassina Garden Club, located at Gascoigne Bluff

Harris Art Center

Calhoun

Gordon

Northwest

Multiple

website, includes art galleries and the Roland Hayes Museum, about the first African-American classical singer to have an international career on the concert and operatic stages

Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Historical Museum

Hazlehurst

Jeff Davis

Magnolia Midlands

Local history

information

Heard County Historical Center & Museum

Franklin

Heard

Presidential Pathways

Local history

Located in a former jail, operated by the Heard County Historical Society

Heritage Hall (Madison, Georgia)

Madison

Morgan

Historic Heartland

Historic house

website

Heritage Sandy Springs Museum

Sandy Springs

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Historic house

website, includes 19th-century Williams-Payne House and outbuildings, operated by Heritage Sandy Springs

Heritage Station Museum

Douglas

Coffee

Magnolia Midlands

Local history

information

Hickory Hill

Thomson

McDuffie

Classic South

Historic house

Early 20th-century period home of Georgia Populist Party co-founder Thomas E. Watson

Hills and Dales Estate

LaGrange

Troup

Presidential Pathways

Historic house

1916 estate and gardens of Fuller Callaway, designed by Neel Reid

Historic Seabrook Village

Midway

Liberty

Colonial Coast

Open air

Facebook site, includes over a dozen buildings representing rural coastal African American life after the Civil War

Historic Railroad Shops

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Railroad

Railroad trains and street cars

Sautee-Nacoochee History Museum

Sautee-Nacoochee

White

Northeast

Local history

website, operated by the Sautee Nacoochee Center

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site

Brunswick

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Historic house

19th-century rice plantation slave cabins

Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum

Fayetteville

Fayette

Metro Atlanta

Local history

Includes Gone With the Wind and Civil War memorabilia

Howard Finster Vision House

Summerville

Chattooga

Northwest

Art

website, house and museum of visionary artist Howard Finster, open by appointment

Hudgens Center for the Arts

Duluth

Gwinnett

Metro Atlanta

Art

website, officially the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts

Hurn Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Art

Contemporary folk art

Indian Springs Hotel Museum

Indian Springs

Butts

Historic Heartland

Local history

Tours of the ante-bellum mineral springs hotel

Indian Springs State Park

Flovilla

Butts

Historic Heartland

Local history

Park features a seasonal museum with exhibits on the Creek Nation, the CCCand local history

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

Gainesville

Hall

Northeast

Children's

website

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Thomasville

Thomas

Plantation Trace

African American

website, black history memorabilia

Janice Persons Biggers House

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Historic house

website, 19th-century period home and offices of Historic Columbus, also known as 700 Broadway

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site

Juliette

Monroe

Historic Heartland

Historic house

19th-century cotton plantation farm with outbuildings

Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

Irwinville

Irwin

Magnolia Midlands

History

Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum at site where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured in 1865

Jekyll Island Museum

Jekyll Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Local history

 

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Plains

Sumter

Presidential Pathways

Biographical

Includes President Jimmy Carter's residence, boyhood farm, school, town railroad depot and a museum about his life

Johnston-Felton-Hay House

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Historic house

Also known as the Hay House, 1850s Italian Renaissance Revival style mansion with furnishings from many periods

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Historic house

1880s Victorian period home of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Military

Includes Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign and a museum

King-Tisdell Cottage

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

African American

information, African-American Savannah and the Sea Islands

Kingston Woman's History Museums

Kingston

Bartow

Northwest

Local history

information

Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park

Blakely

Early

Plantation Trace

Archaeology

Museum with early Native American artifacts excavated from the park's Woodland Period mounds

LaGrange Art Museum

LaGrange

Troup

Presidential Pathways

Art

website, formerly the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum

Lamar Dodd Art Center

LaGrange

Troup

Presidential Pathways

Art

website, part of LaGrange College

Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Art

Contemporary art galleries

Lapham-Patterson House

Thomasville

Thomas

Plantation Trace

Historic house

1880s Victorian house

Laurel & Hardy Museum

Harlem

Columbia

Classic South

Biographical

websiteFacebook site, early film comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Lawrenceville Female Seminary

Lawrenceville

Gwinnett

Metro Atlanta

Local history

Open by appointment, houses the Gwinnett History Museum

Legacy Museum on Main

LaGrange

Troup

Presidential Pathways

Local history

website

Lincoln County Historical Park

Lincolnton

Lincoln

Classic South

Open air

information

Little White House Historic Site

Warm Springs

Meriwether

Presidential Pathways

History

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal retreat

L.L. Wyatt Museum

Greensboro

Greene

Classic South

Prison

information, early 19th-century prison with memorabilia from Greene County's law enforcement history

Log Cabin At Milton High School

Alpharetta

Fulton

Colonial Coast

Historic house

website, open by appointment with the Alpharetta Historical Society

Lowndes County Historical Museum

Valdosta

Lowndes

Plantation Trace

History

website, operated by the Lowndes County Historical Society

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

African American

website, promotes the legacy of Lucy Craft Laney through art, history, and the preservation of her home

Lunchbox Museum

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Commodity

informationinformation, located inside the International Marketplace, metal lunch boxes

Lyndon House Arts Center

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Multiple

Art exhibits and 19th-century Ware-Lyndon House museum

Madison Museum of Fine Art

Madison

Morgan

Historic Heartland

Art

American, European, Asian and African art and sculpture

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

Madison

Morgan

Historic Heartland

Multiple

website, changing exhibits of art and culture, permanent exhibits of local history, decorative arts, antiques, school room

Male Academy Museum

Newnan

Coweta

Metro Atlanta

Local history

website, operated by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

Mansell House and Gardens

Alpharetta

Fulton

Colonial Coast

Historic house

website, 1912 Queen Anne-style house, operated by the Alpharetta Historical Society

Massee Lane Gardens

Fort Valley

Peach

Historic Heartland

Decorative arts

Botanical gardens with Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Educational Museum featuring a Boehm porcelain collection

Massie Heritage Center

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Local history

website, a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, includes a model of old Savannah, Victorian building architecture and artifacts, the impact of Classical styles on Savannah buildings, a 19th-century period classroom, and the founding of Savannah

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Marietta

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Art

website, American art

Marietta Fire Museum

Marietta

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Firefighting

website, antique fire apparatus, equipment, helmets, uniforms

Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square

Marietta

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Media

website, includes Gone with the Wind movie memorabilia

Marietta Museum of History

Marietta

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Local history

City and county history, located in Kennesaw House

Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station

St. Simons Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Maritime

Maritime and natural history, operated by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society

Marsh House

LaFayette

Walker

Northwest

Historic house

Antebellum period house

Meadow Garden

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Historic house

18th-century period home of George Walton, one of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia

Memory Lane Classic Cars

Eatonton

Putnam

Lake Oconee

Car Museum

[1], Over 150 classic automobiles and motorcycles

Mercer-Williams House Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Historic house

Includes 18th- and 19th-century furnishings and decorative arts

McRitchie-Hollis Museum

Newnan

Coweta

Metro Atlanta

Local history

website, operated by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, 1937 period home with exhibits about life in WWII and local history

Midway Museum

Midway

Liberty

Colonial Coast

Local history

website, Colonial era history

Mildred Huie Museum

St. Simons Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Art

websiteinformation, art and history of St. Simons Island plantations and landmarks

Miles Through Time Automotive Museum

Toccoa

Stephens

Lake Hartwell

Automotive Museum

[2][3], Co-op style automotive museum in a restored 1939 dealership.

Mitchell Depot Historical Museum

Mitchell

Glascock

Classic South

Railroad

 

Montgomery County Historic Village

Mount Vernon

Montgomery

Magnolia Midlands

Historic houses

website, part of Brewton-Parker College, two 19th-century period log houses, open by appointment

Moreland Hometown Heritage Museum

Moreland

Coweta

Metro Atlanta

Local history

Also known as Old Mill Museum, informationinformation

Morgan County African-American Museum

Madison

Morgan

Historic Heartland

Ethnic - African American

website, history and the art of African-American culture

Morris Museum of Art

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Art

Art and artists of the American South

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Multiple

Art, science, natural history, live animals, trails, a planetarium

Museum of Aviation

Warner Robins

Houston

Historic Heartland

Aviation

Located at Robins Air Force Base

Museum of Colquitt County History

Moultrie

Colquitt

Plantation Trace

Local history

website

Museum of History & Holocaust Education

Kennesaw

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

History

website, a free museum at Kennesaw State University dedicated to World War II and the Holocaust, with frequent public programs and events open to the public

Museum of Southeastern Indians

Roberta

Crawford

Historic Heartland

Native American

informationinformation

Museum of Southern Culture

Colquitt

Miller

Plantation Trace

Culture

Historic exhibits and memorabilia, housed in Cotton Hall, home of Swamp Gravy, the official folk life play of Georgia

National Civil War Naval Museum

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Military

History of the Union and Confederate navies during the Civil War

National Infantry Museum

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Military

Located at Fort Benning, story of infantrymen

National Museum of Commercial Aviation

Forest Park

Clayton

Metro Atlanta

Aviation

Displays include photos, timetables, ticket jackets, uniforms, model airplanes, aviation toys, in-flight serving ware, posters, aircraft components

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Aviation

History of the Eighth Air Force and historic aircraft

Neel House Federated Garden Clubs of Macon

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Historic house

website

New Echota Historic Site

Calhoun

Gordon

Northwest

Native American

Replica 19th-century Cherokee village

Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center

Cassville

Bartow

Northwest

African American

information, historic black school

Northeast Georgia History Center

Gainesville

Hall

Northeast

Local history

website, part of Brenau University, regional history and culture

Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum

Rome

Floyd

Northwest

Multiple

Historic house and history museum about Berry College and founder Martha Berry

Obediah's Okefenok

Waycross

Ware

Colonial Coast

Open air

website, park includes 1870s log cabin, many historic farm outbuildings, agriculture equipment, animals, print shop museum, antiques, Native American exhibit

Ocmulgee National Monument

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Native American

Archaeology artifacts and Mississippian culture mound

Okefenokee Heritage Center

Waycross

Ware

Colonial Coast

Multiple

website, art and local history

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Brookhaven

DeKalb

Metro Atlanta

Art

Website, art work which is international, representational, figurative, and spiritual in nature, located on the top floor of the Philip Weltner Library

Old Campbell County Historical Society Museum

Fairburn

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Local history

website

Old Fort Jackson

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Military

Operated by the Coastal Heritage Society, restored 19th-century brick fort

Old Governor's Mansion

Milledgeville

Baldwin

Historic Heartland

Historic house

Operated by Georgia College & State University, antebellum mansion

Old Jail Museum

Barnesville

Lamar

Historic Heartland

Local history

website, operated by the Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society

Old Jail Museum & Genealogy Research Center

Sandersville

Washington

Northeast

Prison

website, operated by the Washington County Historical Society

Old Pickens County Jail

Jasper

Pickens

Northwest

Prison

website, 20th-century jail and sheriff's house, operated by the Marble Valley Historical Society, and the adjacent Kirby-Quinton Mountain Heritage Cabin

Old Stone Church Museum

Ringgold

Catoosa

Northwest

Local history

Facebook siteinformation

Old South Farm Museum

Woodland

Talbot

Presidential Pathways

Agriculture

website, farm tools, equipment and home life implements

Paradise Garden

Summerville

Chattooga

Northwest

Art

website, sculpture park museum created by visionary artist Howard Finster

Pasaquan

Buena Vista

Marion

Presidential Pathways

Art

Visionary art site

Paulding County History Museum

Dallas

Paulding

Northwest

Local history

website, operated by the Paulding County Historical Society

Pebble Hill Plantation

Thomasville

Thomas

Plantation Trace

Historic house

20th-century estate featuring 19th-century furniture, porcelain, silver, crystal, and glassware, sporting art and 33 Audubon lithographs, extensive grounds and gardens

Pemberton House

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Historic house

Operated by Historic Columbus, Victorian cottage with a late 19th-century apothecary shop, Coca-Cola mementos

Perry Area Historical Museum

Perry

Houston

Historic Heartland

Local history

website, operated by the Perry Area Historical Society

Pickens County Marble Museum

Nelson

Pickens

Northwest

Industry

information, located in City Hall, history of area marble mining

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

Dallas

Paulding

Northwest

Military

Civil War battlefield and museum

Pin Point Heritage Museum

Pin Point

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Local history

website, operated by the Coastal Heritage Society, life, work and history of the Gullah/Geechee community

Pine Mountain Gold Museum

Villa Rica

Douglas

Presidential Pathways

Mining

website, former gold mine, artifacts and equipment

Polk County Historical Society Museum

Cedartown

Polk

Northwest

Local history

website

Power of the Past Museum

Thomasville

Thomas

Plantation Trace

Aviation

website, antique airplanes, motors and memorabilia, located at the Thomasville Regional Airport

Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Gainesville

Hall

Northeast

Art

website

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

History

Facebook siteinformation, history of the civil rights struggle of Georgia's oldest African-American community from slavery to the present

Rankin House

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Historic house

Operated by Historic Columbus, 1850-1870 house museum

Richmond Hill Museum

Richmond Hill

Bryan

Colonial Coast

Local history

website, operated by the Richmond Hill Historical Society

Road to Tara Museum

Jonesboro

Clayton

Metro Atlanta

Media

website, items from 1939 movie Gone With The Wind and 1936 novel along with artifacts from the Civil War

Robert Toombs House Historic Site

Washington

Wilkes

Classic South

Historic house

19th-century period home of politician Robert Toombs

Rome Area History Museum

Rome

Floyd

Northwest

Local history

website

Rose Lawn Museum

Cartersville

Bartow

Northwest

Historic house

website, Victorian period mansion, houses the writings and memorabilia of evangelist Samuel Porter Jones and Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman to serve in the United States Senate

Roswell Fire Museum

Roswell

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Firefighting

website

Sam Nunn Museum

Perry

Houston

Historic Heartland

Biographical

informationinformation, exhibits about Senator Sam Nunn in the Houston County Board of Education building

Sapelo Island Visitors Center

Darien

McIntosh

Colonial Coast

Multiple

Island's cultural and natural history

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Multiple

Canal history, area history and natural history

Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Children's

website, operated by the Coastal Heritage Society, outdoor play experiences about Coastal Georgia

Savannah History Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Local history

Operated by the Coastal Heritage Society

SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Art

Operated by the Savannah College of Art and Design, located in the Central of Georgia Railroad: Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities, British and American art, African American collection, decorative arts and fashion

Scull Shoals

Greensboro

Greene

Classic South

Local history

 

Senoia Area Historical Society Museum

Senoia

Coweta

Metro Atlanta

Local history

website

Shelnutt House Museum

Bowdon

Carroll

Historic High Country

Historic house

information, operated by the Bowdon Area Historical Society, open on special occasions

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Maritime

Ship models, maritime paintings and artifacts that reflect Savannah's maritime heritage

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

Historic house

Mid-19th-century period home, birthplace of poet Sidney Lanier

Smyrna Museum

Smyrna

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Local history

website

Sorrel Weed House

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Historic house

1830s period house

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

Carrollton

Carroll

Historic High Country

Textile

History of quilts and textiles

Southeastern Railway Museum

Duluth

Gwinnett

Metro Atlanta

Railroad

Georgia's official transportation history museum, over 90 pieces of rolling stock exhibited on the 30-acre (12 ha) site

Southern Forest World

Waycross

Ware

Colonial Coast

Industry

website, forest industry in the South

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Kennesaw

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Multiple

Railroad and Civil War artifacts, formerly the Kennesaw Civil War Museum

St. Marys Submarine Museum

St. Marys

Camden

Colonial Coast

Maritime

information, American submarine history

St. Simons Island Light

St. Simons Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Maritime

Lighthouse, St. Simons Lighthouse Museum in the keeper's house, adjacent A. W. Jones Heritage Center, operated by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society

Stately Oaks

Jonesboro

Clayton

Metro Atlanta

Historic house

1839 antebellum mansion and outbuildings

Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

Buckhead

Morgan

Historic Heartland

Art

Artworks and life of German-American Expressionist Steffen Thomas

Stephens County History Museum

Toccoa

Stephens

Northeast

Local history

website, operated by the Stephens County Historical Society in the Toccoa (Amtrak station)

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain

DeKalb

Metro Atlanta

Multiple

Includes the Stone Mountain Museum about the mountain's carving and the Civil War, and the open air Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard

Suttons Corner Frontier Country Store Museum

Fort Gaines

Clay

Plantation Trace

History

website, 1840s frontier general store complex, owned by Clay County and operated by Fort Gaines Historical Society

Tabor House and Civil War Museum

Ellijay

Gilmer

Northwest

Local history

website, operated by the Gilmer County Historical Society

Taylor-Grady House

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Historic house

mid-19th-century mansion open for tours and rental

Teaching Museum North

Roswell

Fulton

Metro Atlanta

Multiple

Open for school groups only

Telfair Museum of Art

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Art

Includes fine art and decorative art collections in three facilities, including the historic Telfair Mansion and Owens-Thomas House, and the contemporary Jepson Center for the Arts

Tellus Science Museum

Cartersville

Bartow

Northwest

Natural history/Science

Formerly Weinman Mineral Museum, exhibits include minerals, dinosaurs and fossils, transportation technology, science playground and a planetarium

Thomas County Museum of History

Thomasville

Thomas

Plantation Trace

Multiple

website, includes main museum of local history, 1877 middle-class home, 1893 single-lane bowling alley, 1860s log house, 1890s courthouse

Thomasville Center for the Arts

Thomasville

Thomas

Plantation Trace

Art

website, community arts center for visual, performing, literary and applied arts, includes three galleries

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Albany

Dougherty

Plantation Trace

Multiple

Includes a science museum, local history museum and planetarium

Thunderbolt Museum

Thunderbolt

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Local history

website

Tidelands Nature Center

Jekyll Island

Glynn

Colonial Coast

Natural history

website

Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage

Tifton

Tift

Plantation Trace

Art

website

T.R.R. Cobb House

Athens

Clarke

Historic Heartland

Historic house

Mid-19th-century period home of Confederate General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb

Travelers Rest State Historic Site

Toccoa

Stephens

Northeast

Historic house

Early 19th-century tavern and inn

Tubman Museum

Macon

Bibb

Historic Heartland

African American

Art, history and culture of African Americans

Tunnel Hill Heritage Center

Tunnel Hill

Whitfield

Northwest

Multiple

website, local history museum, historic railroad tunnel and train viewing

Turner Center For The Arts

Valdosta

Lowndes

Plantation Trace

Art

website

Ty Cobb Museum

Royston

Franklin

Northeast

Biographical

Baseball player Ty Cobb

Uncle Remus Museum

Eatonton

Putnam

Historic Heartland

Media

website, log cabin created from two slave cabins, dedicated to portraying Southern life as in the Uncle Remus stories

U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum

Augusta

Richmond

Classic South

Military

website, history of the Signal Corps, development of Fort Gordon and vicinity, and the U.S. Army

Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery

Valdosta

Lowndes

Plantation Trace

Art

website, located in the Fine Arts Building

Vidalia Onion Museum

Vidalia

Toombs

Magnolia Midlands

Food

website, history of the Vidalia onion and its growing region

Greene County Museum

Greensboro

Greene

Classic South

Local history

information, operated by the Greene County Historical Society

Vogel State Park

Blairsville

Union

Northeast

History

Includes Vogel Museum about the CCC

Waffle House Museum

Decatur

DeKalb

Metro Atlanta

Food

website, restored 1955 site of the very first Waffle House restaurant, features restaurant memorabilia

Walker County Regional Heritage/Train Museum

Chickamauga

Walker

Northwest

Multiple

information, local history, railroad history and model trains

Walker-Peters-Langdon House

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Historic house

website, operated by Historic Columbus, early 19th-century house

Washington Historical Museum

Washington

Wilkes

Classic South

Historic house

Mid-19th-century period antebellum house

Webb Military Museum

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

US Military

Website, military artifacts from Civil War to Cold war, free to active duty military.

West Georgia Museum

Tallapoosa

Haralson

Northwest

Multiple

website, local and natural history, includes replicas of old stores, a barber shop and a bank, and dinosaur models

Westville

Lumpkin

Stewart

Presidential Pathways

Living

1850 rural village

William Root House Museum and Garden

Marietta

Cobb

Metro Atlanta

Historic house

website, operated by Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, 1850s period house

Woodruff Farm House

Columbus

Muscogee

Presidential Pathways

Historic house

website, operated by Historic Columbus, 1840s farm house

World War II Flight Training Museum

Douglas

Coffee

Magnolia Midlands

Aviation

website

Wormsloe Historic Site

Savannah

Chatham

Colonial Coast

Local history

Former 18th-century plantation site and museum

 

Other Sites of Interest

 

San Marcos Memories—disappearing North County San Diego, Ca

www.ellengillisart.com

 

Lake San Marcos—Listing of Vendors and Other Items of Interest to LSM residents

www.lsmdirectory.com

 

Silly Service—38 years of Federal Civil Service Overview (A book in progress)

www.ivanegillis.com

 

 




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