Andersonville Civil War Village
229-924-2558, 114 Church St., 31711 Open 9-5.
restored Civil War town was once the disembarkation point for the Andersonville
Prison’s Union prisoners of war. In
the village, you’ll find the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum, featuring a
collection of Civil War uniforms and artifacts, the controversial Henry Wirz
Monument, and a pioneer farm. Visit
the welcome center to learn about local history and to find out about RV
Andersonville National Historic Site
496 Cemetery Rd., 31711. Open
8:30-5, Free, W.
National Historic Site preserves the Andersonville National Cemetery and the
site of Camp Sumter, the largest of the Confederate military prisons.
It also features the National Prisoner of War Museum, which commemorates
the sacrifices of all American prisoners of was. Guided tours are available daily.
National Prisoner Of War Museum
760 POW Rd., 31711. Open 8:30-5,
museum serves as the welcome center for the Andersonville NHS.
Exhibits pay tribute to all American prisoners of war, featuring POW camp
living conditions from the Revolutionary War through the Persian Gulf War.
706-357-4430, 300 N. Thomas St., 30601. Open
M-F 8-5. W
280 E. Dougherty St., 30601. Open
daily winter: 10-5, Spring/summer: 10-6. W
800-653-0603, 706-357-4430, City Hall, College and Hancock Sts., 30601.
at the local foundry in 1863 when an anxious community feared attack by invading
Northern armies. This one-of-a-kind
weapon is among the most unusual relics from the Civil War.
Featured by Ripley’s Believe it or not!
Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
65 Upper Alabama St. 30303. Open
M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6
Atlanta Preservation Center Guided Walking Tours
404-876-2040, 537 Peachtree St. NE, 30320. Call for tour times and fees.
800-C Cherokee Ave. S.E. 30315. Open
Jun-Sep 2 daily 9:30-5:30; Sep3-May31 9:30-4:30, $ W
theatre boasts the world’s largest painting of the Battle of Atlanta.
Accompanied by music, lighting, sound effects and narration, the painting
brings to life the story of the famous battle.
Built in 1893, it is the longest running cyclorama in the country.
Atlanta History Center
130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. 30305. Open
M-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 12-5:30, $ W
back to the Atlanta area’s Native American roots, this museum chronicles local
history up to present day. Featuring
rare objects, photographs, and video presentation, this museum also houses a
theater and the Coca-Cola Café.
Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave. 30312 Open daily, Summer 8-7, Winter 8-6. $
cemetery serves as the final resting place of 70,000 people, including famous
author Margaret Mitchell, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and 3,900 Confederate
Soldiers. Sculptures, including the
Lion of Atlanta in the Confederate section, and historic landscapes are all on
the self-guided tour maps.
706-823-6600, 1450 Greene St. Ste. 110, 30901.
Open M-F 8:30-5. W
Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds St. 30901. Open Tu-Sat
10-5, Sun 1-5. $.
exhibits on regional history include Augusta’s story, and the Susan Still
children’s discovery gallery. On
display, pre-colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War artifacts, Edgefield
pottery, Masters memorabilia, James Brown costume, and more.
Changing exhibits throughout the year.
Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Eighth and Telfair Sts. 30901. Office
open M-F 9:30-4:30, church open daily 9-4.
oldest surviving Catholic church building, has marble altars that were smuggled
though the Civil War blockade. The
Jardine pipe is the largest 19th century instrument in the South.
706-823-6600, Between Seventh and Eighth Sts. At Broad St.
Open 24 hours.
of the first and most elaborate monuments in the South, this depicts Augusta
private Berry-Benson as a representative of the common soldier.
Around the base are placed likenesses
of General Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, T. R. R. Cobb and W. H. T.
Confederate Powderworks Chimney
1717 Goodrich St. 30904.
Confederate Powderworks was the only structure ever built by the Confederate
States of America. Although the
massive works were dismantled after the war ended, the commandant and officer
responsible for their construction, Colonel Reins, asked that the smokestack
remain as a monument to the efforts of the those who built and worked within the
Third St. Open Daily
60-acre cemetery is the resting place for more than 500 Confederate soldiers and
7 generals, as well as other notables from the period.
Its eastern wall was a defensive line for the city in 1864 and bears
patches from Civil War cannon emplacements.
200 Central Ave. 31516. Open M-F
Blackshear Civil War Prison
912-449-7044, Hwy. 203 N., 31516.
than 5,000 Union prisoners were brought here in Nov. 1864 from Savannah and
later transferred to other prison camps throughout the South.
A historical marker designates the site and describes the details of the
prison camp. Civil War exhibits at
the heritage museum provide more information.
Co. Heritage Museum & Depot
200 S. Central Ave., 31516. Open
M-F 8-3, Free, W
restored train depot, built in 1902, now houses a museum about the Civil War and
the history of Pierce Co. It also
serves as headquarters for the Pierce CO. COC and Historical and Genealogical
Society and houses a genealogogical library.
Early Co. COC
52 Court Square, 31723. Open M-Th
8:30-5:30, F 8:30-4, W
Confederate Flag Pole
N. Main on the Square, 31723.
on 1861, the last remaining wooden Confederate flagpole is located on the
Courthouse Square in Blakely.
Local Welcome Center & Cartersville/Bartow Co. CVB
770-387-1357, P.O. Box 2200397, One Friendship Plaza, 30120.
Located in the restored depot downtown.
Open M-F 9-5, Sat 10-4, 24 hour information available.
Allatoona Pass Battlefield
770-606-8862, Old Allatoona Rd., 30120.
Open year round. Free
Oct. 5, 1864, this bloody battle was the beginning of the Nashville Campaign. Of the total 5,301 men engaged in battle, there were 1, 603
casualties. Two earthen forts,
miles of trench works, and interpretive trail markers.
Atlanta Campaign Pocket Park
770-387-1357, US Hwy. 41 N. Cassville Rd., 30123.
Open daily. Free, W
of five Atlanta Campaign Pocket Parks constructed at Cassville by the WPA in the
1930’s. The park commemorates the
770-749-1652, 512 Main St., 30125. Open
M-F 9-5, Sat 10-3. W
770-749-1652, 100 Prior St., outside Courthouse #2.
Open daily, Free.
Confederate Monument was erected in 1906 by the United Daughters of the
Confederacy to honor Confederate veterans.
706-322-1613, 1000 Bay Ave., 31901. Open
M-F 8:30-5:30, Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5. W
Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum
706-327-9798, 1002 Victory Dr., 31901.
Open 9-5. $
museum features exhibits dealing with the Civil War at sea.
Remains of 2 original Civil War Confederate Navy ships anchor the
displays, along with full-sized reconstructions of parts of 3 other famous Civil
War ships, including the USS Monitor. Visitors
enter a full-sized, ironclad ship and experience a combat scene in the
nation’s only Civil War ironclad combat simulator.
229-273-1668, 302 E. 16th Ave. 31015.
Open M-F 8-5.
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
800-864-7275, 229-276-2371, 2459-A US Hwy. 280 W., 31015.
Open 7 am-10pm. $, W
Nine Miles west of I-75 Exit 101 on Hwy 280
as a memorial to US veterans, this park features a museum exhibiting aircraft,
armored vehicles, uniforms, and weapons spanning military history from the
Revolutionary War through the Persian Gulf War.
Visitors can also enjoy the beach at Lake Blackshear, swimming, boating,
waterskiing, and fishing. The park
also has camping, cottages, a golf course, a model-airplane-flying field, picnic
shelters, nature trails, and a conference center.
The new Southwest Georgia excursion train opens in spring 2002 (www.samshortline.com).
A.H. Stephens State Park
706-456-2602, I-20 Exit 148 to Hwy. 278. Home open Tu-Sat, Museum open Tu-Sat
9-5, Sun 2-5, Park office open M-Sun 8-5, park open 7-10.
cottages, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and equestrian trails. Civil War museum with uniforms and documents.
Confederate governor’s stately home open for tours.
455 Jimmy Campbell Pkwy., 30132. Open
M-F 8-5. W
New Hope Church Monument
770-445-6016, GA Hwy. 381, 30132. Open
monument, located on the church grounds, marks the spot of a crucial battle in
the War Between the States.
Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site
On Tabor Church Rd., off Hwy 381, 30132. Closed
Mondays, call for hours. $, W
of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation with more than 760
acres, including a museum, earthworks, hiking trails, and a picnic area.
2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd., 30720. Open
M-F 8:30-5. W
524 Holiday Dr. 30720. Open M-F
Confederate Cemetery and Memorial Wall
706-270-9960, Emory St. in West hill Cemetery, 30720.
Open Daily, Free, W.
cemetery is the site of 421 Confederate and 4 unknown Union soldiers’ graves. A Memorial Wall listing the names of the deceased stands in
Dug Gap Battle Park
706-278-0217, W. Dug Gap Battle Rd., 30720.
Open Daily, Free, W.
the park to see the breastworks (rock walls used as protection during battle)
built by Civil War soldiers during the Atlanta Campaign.
Hamilton House Museum
701 Chattanooga Ave., 30720. Open
by Appt., $, W
local history in Dalton’s oldest home, built in 1840.
Civil War artifacts,
Native American heritage, and a renowned poet are only a few pf the elements
that helped Dalton carve out its own unique place in history.
404-378-2525, 750 Commerce Dr. 30030. Open
M-F 8:30-5 W
Old Courthouse on the Square
404-373-1088, 101 E. Court Square, 30030.
Open M-F 9-4. Free
former courthouse is more than 100 years old and features the Jim Cherry Museum,
which includes a special Civil War room.
770-632-3600, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Ste. 200.
Open M-F 8-5. W
Landers-Cain House and Sweetwater Cemetery
770-441-1645, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Bldg. 300, 30097.
Open Tue-F 1-5, Sat 10-3. $
and see the birthplace of Eli Pinson Landers, a Confederate soldier from
Gwinnett who authored the posthumously published collection of letters Weep Not
for Me, Dear Mother.
COC and local Welcome Center
116 Ninth Ave. 31023. Open M-F
Courthouse Circle. Open
monument was erected in April 1910 by Fanny Gordon Chapter of the Daughters of
the Confederacy. Located on the
56 Malone St. 30213. Open M-F 8-5. W
Historic Downtown Fairburn
770-306-1050, Downtown Fairburn, 30213
cluster of shops with gifts, antiques, collectables, and restaurants are
available here. Be sure to include
the Historic Sites/Monuments: Confederate
Monument, Confederate Flag Monument, Fairburn City Cemetery, Grave of First
Woman Sheriff, Old Campbell Co. Courthouse, and WWI Monument.
200 Courthouse Sq. 30214. Open M-F
Holliday Dorsey-Fife House
770-461-6029, 140 W. Lanier Ave. 30214. Call for hours and Fees, $ W
museum, located in the house here Doc Holliday once lived, features Gone With
the Wind and Civil War memorabilia. Visitors
can also see Doc Holliday’s old dentist equipment and learn about history of
Blue and Grey Museum
229-426-5069, 116 N. Johnston St. 31750.
Open M-F 10-4. $, W
museum mirrors the history of Fitzgerald and showcases a rare collection of
Union and Confederate battle relics and mementos.
Battalion 1, Blue and Grey was formed in Fitzgerald and consisted of
once-bitter enemies from both sides of the war.
Renovations through part of 2002; call for more information.
229-426-5033, Benjamin Hill Dr. E., 31750.
Open Daily. W
is the burial site of William J. Bush, the oldest Confederate veteran in
Georgia; Jerome Moss, General Sherman’s drummer boy; Lewis Clute, Company H.
First Wisconsin Calvary, given credit for the capture of Jefferson Davis,
president of the Confederacy; and John C. Buckley, Civil War Medal of Honor
recipient for gallantry in the charge of the
“volunteer storming party”.
Jefferson Davis Memorial SHS
338 Jeff Davis Park Rd., 31750. Open
Tu-Sat 9-5, Sun 2:30-5:30, $, W
the site where the president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson
Davis, was captured on May 10, 1865. This
13-acre historic site has a museum, a quarter-mile trail, picnic tables and a
478-994-9239, 478-994-5070, Forsyth Cemetery, Newton Memorial Rd. Open daily, Free
Visit this old cemetery of Confederate soldiers.
CO. Visitors Bureau and Information Center
208 Hancock St., 31751
229-768-2248, Bluff St. Open
daily, free, W
on a spectacular bluff high above the Chattahoochee River, this historic spot
served as a frontier fort in 1814, an Indian fort in 1836, and a Confederate
fort in 1863. Highlights here
include the cemetery, Civil War cannon, and the giant wood-carved statue of a
Creek Indian chief.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP
706-866-9241, 3370 LaFayette Rd., 30742.
Call for hours. $, W
oldest and largest military park in the Nation.
Visitors center, bookstore, museum, and centennial audiovisual
presentation and on-site.
706-453-7592, 112 S. Main St. 30642. Open
M-F 9-5. W
Greensboro City Cemetery
706-453-7592, East St.
of history’s early prominent people are buried here.
See the grave sites of Governor Peter Early, U.S. senators William C.
Dawson and Thomas W. Cobb, as well as other Confederate and Revolutionary War
soldiers. Call for more
Regional Welcome Center and Griffin/Spalding COC
143 N. Hill St., 30223. Open M-F
E. Taylor St., 30223
hundred Confederate and Union soldiers from the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro
are buried here.
Co. CVB & Jonesboro Depot Welcome Center
770-478-4800, 104 N. Main St. 30236. Open
M-F 8:30-5:30. W
Patrick Cleburne Confederate Memorial Cemetery
770-478-4800, Johnson St. & McDonough St. 30236.
Open daily. Free. W
lie the remains of 1,00 unidentified Confederate Soldiers who died in the Battle
of Jonesboro. The headstone are
arranged to form the shape of the Confederate battle flag.
Road to Tara Museum
770-478-4800, 104 N. Main St. 30236. Open
M-F 8:30-5:30.Sat 10-4. $, W
in the Jonesboro Depot Welcome Center, the Road to Tara Museum offers visitors a
chance to see Civil War and Gone With the Wind memorabilia.
102 W. Mimosa Dr. 30236. Call for
tour reservations and fees. W
in 1840 by Guy Warren, one of the city’s first city commissioners, the Warren
House served as a field hospital and headquarters for Civil War troops in 1864.
Kennesaw Monument National Battlefield Park
770-427-4686, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. 30152.
Call for hours, Free
and visit the most complete Civil War battlefield of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign
and enjoy hiking trails, recreation areas, and picnicking facilities. Tours and
short films are also avalible.
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
770-427-2217, 2829 Cherokee St. 30144.
Call for hours and fees, W
Smithsonian-affiliated museum, showcases how the locomotive has shaped history. Exhibits include Glover locomotives and the famous Civil
War-era locomotive The General.
111 Bull St., 30240. Open M-F 9-5. W
706-884-1828, Miller St., 30240. Open
than 300 soldiers from every state in the Confederacy are buried here, also
known as Stonewall Cemetery. Master
bridge builder and former slave Horace King is buried just outside the cemetery.
A roster of the soldiers buried here is available at the Troup County
Gwinnett Historical Museum
770-822-5178, 455 Perry St. 30045. Open
M-Th 10-4, Sat 12-5. $
in 1855, this museum was originally the Lawrenceville Female Seminary.
It now features historic artifacts and exhibits about 19th
century Gwinnett, including an exhibit about Civil War satirist Bill Arp.
Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park
Mount Vernon Rd. 30057, follow signs from I-20, Exit 44 (Thornton Rd.), Open
daily 7-10, $, W
you’ll find more than 2,000 quiet acres just west of Atlanta.
Miles of hiking trails wind through the woods and follow Sweetwater Creek
to the ruins of a textile mill burned to the ground during the Civil War.
Fishing and Boat rental are available. No Camping.
302 E. Broad St. 30434. Open M-F
Ogeechee Crossing Park
478-625-8134, GA Hwy. 24
236-acre park commemorates the location of General Sherman’s troops on their
March to the Sea. Historical
markers, visitor pavilions, and canoeing on the Ogeechee River are available.
Call for more information.
200 Cherry St., 31201. Open M-Sat.
Cannonball House and Civil War Museum
478-745-5982, 856 Mulberry St., 31201.
Open M-Sat 10-5. $
antebellum Greek Revival Home, built in 1853 and complete with period
furnishings and original brick kitchen, now acts as a local museum.
You can find relics from the Civil War here.
Ocmulgee National Monument
1205 Emery Hwy., 31217. Open daily
9-5, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
National Monument commemorates a 10,000-year continuum of people. The 702-acre
park has more than 6 miles of walking trails.
Still-visible features are ten temple-burial mounds, a ceremonial earth
lodge reconstructed over the original 1,000-year-old floor, an outline of a
Colonial British trading post, A Civil War gun emplacement, and more.
Rose Hill Cemetery NRHP
Rose Hill Cemetery NRHP
912-751-9119, 1091 Riverside Dr. 31208. Open until sunset, Free.
is one of the oldest surviving public cemetery/parks in the United States. Many famous Macon citizens rest here, including some 600
Civil War soldiers and Southern rock and roll legend Duane Allman.
CVB and Local Welcome Center.
706-342-4454, 115 E. Jefferson St., 30605.
Open M-F 8:30-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. W
Madison City Cemetery
706-342-1251, Off Academy St., 30650.
Open daily 8-5, Free
in the early 1800s, this cemetery in the historic distric is the site of many
Welcome Center and Visitors Bureau & Historic Marietta Walking/Driving Tour
and the Heritage Passport Tour
770-429-1115, No. 4 Depot St. 30060, Open M-F 9-5, Sat 11-4, Sun 1-4
Marietta Confederate Cemetery/Marietta City Cemetery
770-794-5606, 381 Powder Springs St. 30060.
in the Confederate Cemetery are more than 3,000 dead from the Civil War era. The Cemetery dates back further, to the 1830’s and contains
many locally famous historical figures.
Marietta National Cemetery
770-428-5631, 423-855-6590, 500 Washington Ave. 30060.
More than 10,000 Civil War soldiers are buried here.
478-452-4687, 200 W. Hancock St., 31061. Open
M-F 9-5, Sat 10-4. W
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
478-452-2710, 220 S. Wayne St., 31061. Free, W
church was built in 1841 and consecrated in 1843.
A gothic roof mow replaces the original flat roof, which was destroyed by
the explotion of the nearby arsenal during the War Between the States.
The hand-carved chancel furniture was executed by an early parishioner,
Captain John Wilcox.
770-358-2632, 1.5 miles east on Old Alabama Rd., 30257.
Burial site of more than 100 Confederate troops.
229-985-2131, 400 First Ave. SE, 31768.
enthusiasts will enjoy this turn-of-the-century original steam locomotive.
Greenfield Church Site
229-985-3413, Greenfield Church Rd., 31768.
Open daily, Free, W
in 1848, the oldest brick building in Colquitt Co. was a recruiting station and
hospital during the War Between the
States. A cemetery is connected to
the church site where Confederate soldiers and founders of the church are
buried. The school annex was in
operation in the 1860s.
Museum of the Colquitt Co. History
229-985-8409, 500 Fourth Ave. SE, 31768. Open
F-Sat 10-5, Sun 2-5; or by appointment. Free,
museum offers changing exhibits that provide an overview of the area’s rich
history. The extensive collection ranges from rare Native American
Indian artifacts to Civil War memorabilia.
Co. CVB and Welcome Center
800-826-9382, 100 Walt Sanders Memorial DR. 30265.
Open M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5. W
Male Academy Museum
770-251-0207, 30 Temple Ave., 30263.
Open T-Th 10-12, 1-3; Sat-Sun 1-3. $,
Male Academy, which once was prepared Newman’s young men for college, now
serves as a museum. Highlighted is
an extensive exhibit of the Civil War with period weaponry and artifacts.
800-723-8328, 100 Hamill St., 30054.
Open M-F 9-4. Free, W
institution provides the first two years toward a four-year Emory Education. Part of the Civil War was fought in nearby areas, and a
cemetery of Confederate soldiers is located on campus.
Call for tour appointment.
Confederate Cemetery – Battle of Resaca
706-625-3200, US Hwy. 41 N. and Confederate Rd., 30735.
Open Daily. Free
Battle of Resaca was the first major engagement of the campaign for Atlanta.
The battle is reenacted in a two-day event on the third weekend in May.
Call for schedule.
912-756-2676, 40 Richard Davis Dr., 31324.
Open M-F 8:30-5. W
Hill Local Welcome Center
11460 Ford Ave. and Timber Trail Rd. Open
Fort McAllister Historic Park
800-864-7275, 912-757-2339, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd., 31324.
Open 7am- 10pm. $
10 miles east of I-95, Exit 90 on Spur 144.
of the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy and the end of
General Sherman’s infamous March to the Sea.
Camping and boating are available. Visitors can rent canoes, kayaks, and
Marys Welcome Center and Tourism Council
912-882-4000, 303 Osborne St., 31558. Open
M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5.
Oak Grove Cemetery
Corner of Bartlett St. and Weed St. 31558.
earliest marked grave is from 1801. Visitors
can see graves of veterans representing every war.
131 W. Haynes St., 31082
Brown House Museum
478-552-1965, 260 N. Harris St., 31082.
Open Tu-Th 2-5. $, W
Brown House provided lodging for General Sherman on his march through the South. Now restored to its original condition, it showcases Civil
War and Sandersville historical artifacts.
Old City Cemetery
Virginia Ave. and W. Church St., 31082.
during the early 1800’s, this cemetery has attractive iron fences and
interesting monuments from the 19th and 20th centuries.
An old stagecoach road is marked through the center of the cemetery.
Numerous influential citizens and some Union soldiers are buried here.
Washington Co. Courthouse NRHP
Courthouse Square, 31082. Open M-F
courthouse was lost to fire in 1855. General
Sherman burned the second building in 1864 on his march through Georgia. The Clock Tower was added in a renovation by B. F. Goodrich
in 1899. The West Annex was added
706-878-1028, 1902 GA
Hwy. 17, 30571. Open M-F 10:30-4,
Sat 10:30-5, Sun 1-4. $, W
Secret is located in a large, tow-story plantation-style home in the beautiful
Nacoochee Valley of North Georgia. The
museum is furnished in the period of Gone With the Wind, and contains
many items of memorabilia related to the movie and the Civil War.
912-644-6401, 101 East Bay St., 31401. Open
M-F 8:30-5. W
Fort Pulaski NM
912-786-5787, US Hwy. 80 E., 31401.
Open May-Sep 9-7, Sep-May 9-5. $,
for General Casimir Pulaski, who lost his life in the unsuccessful siege of
Savannah in 1779, Fort Pulaski was built to guard the sea approach
to Savannah. The fort was
occupied by Confederate troops in 1861, but fell to Union forces in April 1862.
Old Fort Jackson
Fort Jackson Rd.,31404. Open 9-5.
fort is the offspring of a Revolutionary War battery, which was bought by the
federal government in 1808 and garrisoned during the War of 1812.
Rebuilt in 1842, and occupied by Confederates during the War Between the
States, today it is open for viewing.
Johns Church and Parish House
Bull St. at Madison Sq., 31401. Open
Tu., Thu., F 10-4; Sat 10-1. Free
for Church. Call for parish house
Parish House is the former Green-Meldrm House, which was Sherman’s
headquarters after his 1864 march.
891 Main St., 33083. Open 10-4. W
770-498-5690, P.O. Box 778, 30086. Open
6am-12am, Attraction hours may vary.
largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving
depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War: President Jefferson Davis and
Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The entire
carved surface measures three-acres, larger than a football field. The carving
of the three men towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and
is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at
Lee's elbow, which is 12 feet to the mountain's surface.
Welcome Center and tourism Authority
229-227-7099, 135 N. Broad St. 31792. Open
M-F 8-5, Sat 9-4. W
Thomas Co. Museum of History
725 N. Dawson St., 31792. Open
M-Sat 10-12 & 2-5, museum closed the last week of Sept.
why wealthy Northerners flocked to Thomasville in the 1880s, creating the great
Winter Resort Era, which lasted nearly 30 years.
Also learn howe Thomas CO’s antebellum cotton plantaions were
transformed into magnificent quail-hunting retreats.
Exhibits include memorabilia from the grand resort hotels, ladies’
costumes from the 1820’s to the 1940’s. military relics from the Civil War
through WWII, and antique vehicles. There
are also historic buildings on the grounds from the 1800s.
Last tour begins at 3:30p.m. Group
rates and step-on guide service available.
111 Railroad St., 30824. Open M-Th
8:30-5, F 8:30-4. W
Women of the Sixties Monument
111 Railroad St., 30824. Open
One of the few monuments dedicated to the women of the Confederacy.
Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel
800-331-3258, 706-270-9960, Clisby Austin Rd., 30755.
Open daily, Free
Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel is the oldest railroad tunnel in the South. Its construction allowed east-west trade beginning in the
1850s. During the Civil War, the
tunnel played a part in the Great Locomotive Train Chase as the General and
Texas raced through. Just west of
the tunnel is the Clisby Austin House, originally a private home and resort,
later used as General Sherman’s headquarters while planning the Atlanta
Campaign. Tunnel Hill is also the
site of a Civil War reenactment each September.
104 E. Liberty St., 30673. Open M-F
Robert Toombs House Historic Site
706-678-2226, 216 E. Robert Toombs Ave., 30673.
white-columned mansion was the home of a Confederate leader and unreconstructed
rebel. The home features period
furniture, Civil War exhibits, a film and a gift shop.
Washington Historical Museum
308 E. Robert Toombs Ave., 30673. Open
Tu-Sat 9-5, Sun 2-5:30. $, W
history museum tells the rich story of the Wilkes Co. area.
Civil War and Indian artifact collections are on exhibit.
241 E. Sixth St., 30830. Open M-F
Downtown Waynesboro, 30830.
the historic downtown area featuring shops, restaurants, antiques, and Civil War
heritage of this city known as the Bird Dog Capital of the World.
Visitor Information Center
I-85 N./Georgia-Alabama Line, West Point, 31833.
Open daily 8:30-5:30. W
Valley Area COC
2101 S Broad Ave. Lanett, AL., 31663. Open
706-884-8671, 6th Ave. and Tenth St. 31833.
Open daily, Free
marked trail leads visitors to the site of this small earthen fort built in 1863
and named in honor of General Tyler, Quartermaster for the Confederate Army.