Georgia

    www.georgiaonmymind.com

 

 

Andersonville

          

        Andersonville Civil War Village

            www.andersonvillega.freesevers.com

            229-924-2558, 114 Church St., 31711 Open 9-5.  W

This 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 campgrounds.

   

Andersonville National Historic Site

www.nps.gov/ande

229-924-0343, 496 Cemetery Rd., 31711.  Open 8:30-5, Free, W.

The 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

229-924-0343, 760 POW Rd., 31711.  Open 8:30-5, Free, W

This 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.

           

 

Athens

Athens CVB

www.visitathensga.com

800-653-0603, 706-357-4430, 300 N. Thomas St., 30601.  Open M-F 8-5.  W

 

Athens Welcome Center

www.visitathensga.com/athenswalcomecenter

706-353-1820, 280 E. Dougherty St., 30601.  Open daily winter: 10-5, Spring/summer: 10-6.  W

 

            Double-barreled Cannon

            800-653-0603, 706-357-4430, City Hall, College and Hancock Sts., 30601.  Free

Built 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  

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

www.atlanta.com

404-577-2148, 65 Upper Alabama St. 30303.  Open M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6  

Atlanta Preservation Center Guided Walking Tours

www.preserveatlanta.com

404-876-2041, 404-876-2040, 537 Peachtree St. NE, 30320. Call for tour times and fees.

   

        Atlanta Cyclorama

404-658-7625, 800-C Cherokee Ave. S.E. 30315.  Open Jun-Sep 2 daily 9:30-5:30; Sep3-May31 9:30-4:30, $ W

This 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

www.atlantahistorycenter.com

404-814-4000, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. 30305.  Open M-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 12-5:30, $ W

Reaching 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

404-688-2107, 248 Oakland Ave. 30312 Open daily, Summer 8-7, Winter 8-6. $

This 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.

 

Augusta

Augusta metropolitan CVB

www.augustaga.org

800-726-0243, 706-823-6600, 1450 Greene St. Ste. 110, 30901.  Open M-F 8:30-5.  W

 

            Augusta Museum of History

            www.augustamuseum.org

706-722-8454, 560 Reynolds St. 30901.  Open Tu-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5.  $.  W

Award-winning 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

www.themostholytrinity.org

706-722-4944, Eighth and Telfair Sts. 30901.  Office open M-F 9:30-4:30, church open daily 9-4.  W

Georgia’s 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.  

 

Confederate Monument

800-726-0243, 706-823-6600, Between Seventh and Eighth Sts. At Broad St.  Open 24 hours.

One 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. Walker.

   

Confederate Powderworks Chimney

706-823-0440, 1717 Goodrich St. 30904.

The 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 site.

   

Magnolia Cemetery

702 Third St. Open Daily

This 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.

 

Blackshear

Pierce CO. COC

www.piercecounty.org

912-449-7044, 200 Central Ave. 31516.  Open M-F 8-3.  W

 

            Blackshear Civil War Prison

            912-449-7044, Hwy. 203 N., 31516.

More 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.

 

Pierce Co. Heritage Museum & Depot

912-449-7044, 200 S. Central Ave., 31516.  Open M-F 8-3, Free, W

The 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.

 

Blakely

Blakely- Early Co. COC

www.blakelyearlychamber.com

229-723-3741, 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.

Erected on 1861, the last remaining wooden Confederate flagpole is located on the Courthouse Square in Blakely.

 

Cartersville

Cartersville Local Welcome Center & Cartersville/Bartow Co. CVB

www.nnotatlanta.org

800-733-2280, 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

            www.alllatoonapassbattlefield.org

            770-606-8862, Old Allatoona Rd., 30120.  Open year round.  Free

Fought 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.

 

 

Cassville

 

            Atlanta Campaign Pocket Park

            www.notatlanta.org, www.georgiahighcountry.org

            770-387-1357, US Hwy. 41 N. Cassville Rd., 30123.  Open daily.  Free, W

One of five Atlanta Campaign Pocket Parks constructed at Cassville by the WPA in the 1930’s.  The park commemorates the Cassville Affair.

 

Cedartown

Polk Co. COC

http://polk.ofgeorga.org

800-226-2517, 770-749-1652, 512 Main St., 30125.  Open M-F 9-5, Sat 10-3.  W

 

            Confederate Memorial 

            770-749-1652, 100 Prior St., outside Courthouse #2.  Open daily, Free.

This Confederate Monument was erected in 1906 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to honor Confederate veterans.

 

Columbus

Columbus CVB

www.columbusga.com/ccvb

800-999-1613, 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

            www.portcolumbus.org

            706-327-9798, 1002 Victory Dr., 31901.  Open 9-5.  $

This 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.

 

Cordele

Cordele-Crisp COC

www.cordele-crisp-chamber.com

866-426-3566, 229-273-1668, 302 E. 16th Ave. 31015.  Open M-F 8-5.

 

            Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

            www.gastateparks.com

            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

Established 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).

 

 

Crawfordville

   

          A.H. Stephens State Park

www.gastateparks.org

800-864-7275, 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.  $.

Camping, cottages, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and equestrian trails.  Civil War museum with uniforms and documents.  Confederate governor’s stately home open for tours.

 

 

Dallas

Paulding Co. COC

www.pauldingcountygeorgia.com

770-445-6016, 455 Jimmy Campbell Pkwy., 30132.  Open M-F 8-5.  W

 

            New Hope Church Monument

            www.pauldingcountrygeorgia.com

            770-445-6016, GA Hwy. 381, 30132.  Open daily, Free.

This 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

www.gastateparks.org

770-443-7850, On Tabor Church Rd., off Hwy 381, 30132.  Closed Mondays, call for hours.  $, W

One 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.

 

Dalton

Dalton CVB

www.daltoncvb.com

706-270-9960, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd., 30720.  Open M-F 8:30-5.  W

 

Dalton-Whitfield Co. COC

www.daltonchamber.org

706-278-7373, 524 Holiday Dr. 30720.  Open M-F 8:30-5.  W

 

            Confederate Cemetery and Memorial Wall

            www.daltoncvb.com

800-331-3258, 706-270-9960, Emory St. in West hill Cemetery, 30720.  Open Daily, Free, W.

This cemetery is the site of 421 Confederate and 4 unknown Union soldiers’ graves.  A Memorial Wall listing the names of the deceased stands in their honor.

   

Dug Gap Battle Park

www.daltoncvb.com

800-331-3258, 706-278-0217, W. Dug Gap Battle Rd., 30720.  Open Daily, Free, W.

Visit 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

706-278-0217, 701 Chattanooga Ave., 30720.  Open by Appt., $, W

Explore 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.

 

Decatur

Dekalb CVB

www.dcvb.org

800-999-6055, 404-378-2525, 750 Commerce Dr. 30030.  Open M-F 8:30-5 W

           

            Old Courthouse on the Square

            www.dekalbhistory.org

            404-373-1088, 101 E. Court Square, 30030.  Open M-F 9-4.  Free

This former courthouse is more than 100 years old and features the Jim Cherry Museum, which includes a special Civil War room.

 

Duluth

Gwinnett CVB

www.gcvb.org

888-494-6638, 770-632-3600, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Ste. 200.  Open M-F 8-5. W

 

            Landers-Cain House and Sweetwater Cemetery

            www.gwinnetths.org

            770-441-1645, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Bldg. 300, 30097.  Open Tue-F 1-5, Sat 10-3.  $

Come 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.

 

Eastman

Eastman/Dodge COC and local Welcome Center

www.eastman-georgia.com

478-374-4723, 116 Ninth Ave. 31023.  Open M-F 8:30-5.  W

 

            Confederate Monument

            Courthouse Circle.  Open Daily, Free

This monument was erected in April 1910 by Fanny Gordon Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.  Located on the courthouse grounds.

 

Fairborn

www.fairburn.com

770-964-2244, 56 Malone St. 30213.  Open M-F 8-5. W

 

            Historic Downtown Fairburn

            770-306-1050, Downtown Fairburn, 30213

A 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.

 

Fayetteville

www.fayettechamber.org

770-461-9983, 200 Courthouse Sq. 30214.  Open M-F 8:30-5

 

            Holliday Dorsey-Fife House

            www.fayetteville-ga-us.org

            770-461-6029, 140 W. Lanier Ave. 30214. Call for hours and Fees, $ W

This 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 Fayette Co.

 

Fitzgerald

 

            Blue and Grey Museum

            www.fitzgeraldga.org

            229-426-5069, 116 N. Johnston St. 31750.  Open M-F 10-4.  $, W

The 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.

   

Evergreen Cemetery

800-386-4642, 229-426-5033, Benjamin Hill Dr. E., 31750.  Open Daily.  W

Evergreen 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

http://Members.surfsouth.com/~jdhs/

229-831-2335, 338 Jeff Davis Park Rd., 31750.  Open Tu-Sat 9-5, Sun 2:30-5:30, $, W

Visit 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 group shelter.

 

Forsyth

 

            Confederate Cemetery

                478-994-9239, 478-994-5070, Forsyth Cemetery, Newton Memorial Rd.  Open daily, Free

            Visit this old cemetery of Confederate soldiers.

 

Fort Gains

Clay CO. Visitors Bureau and Information Center

229-768-2248, 208 Hancock St., 31751

 

            Frontier Village

            229-768-2248, Bluff St.  Open daily, free, W        

Located 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.

 

Fort Oglethorpe

 

            Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP

            http://www.nps.gov/chch/

            706-866-9241, 3370 LaFayette Rd., 30742.  Call for hours.  $, W

The oldest and largest military park in the Nation.  Visitors center, bookstore, museum, and centennial audiovisual presentation and on-site.

 

Greensboro

Greene Co. COC

www.greeneccoc.org

800-886-5253, 706-453-7592, 112 S. Main St. 30642.  Open M-F 9-5.  W

 

            Greensboro City Cemetery

            706-453-7592,  East St.

Some 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 information.

 

Griffin

Griffin Regional Welcome Center and Griffin/Spalding COC

www.griffincoc.home.mindspring.com

770-228-8200, 143 N. Hill St., 30223.  Open M-F 8-5. W

 

            Stonewall Cemetery

            E. Taylor St., 30223

Several hundred Confederate and Union soldiers from the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro are buried here.

 

Jonesboro

Clayton Co. CVB & Jonesboro Depot Welcome Center

www.visitscarlett.com

800-662-7829, 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

Here 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

            www.visitscharlett.com

800-662-7829, 770-478-4800, 104 N. Main St. 30236.  Open M-F 8:30-5:30.Sat 10-4. $, W

Found 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.

   

Warren House

770-473-0404, 102 W. Mimosa Dr. 30236.  Call for tour reservations and fees.  W

Built 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

 

            Kennesaw Monument National Battlefield Park

            www.nps.gov/kemo

            770-427-4686, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. 30152.  Call for hours, Free

Come 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

            www.kennesaw.ga.us

            770-427-2217, 2829 Cherokee St. 30144.  Call for hours and fees, W

This Smithsonian-affiliated museum, showcases how the locomotive has shaped history.  Exhibits include Glover locomotives and the famous Civil War-era locomotive The General.

 

LaGrange

LaGrange-Troup Co. COC

www.lagrangechamber.com

706-884-8671, 111 Bull St., 30240.  Open M-F 9-5.  W

 

            Confederate Cemetery

            www.trouparchives.org

            706-884-1828, Miller St., 30240.  Open Daily.  W

More 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 Archives.

 

Lawrenceville

 

            Gwinnett Historical Museum

            www.gogwinnett.com

            770-822-5178, 455 Perry St. 30045.  Open M-Th 10-4, Sat 12-5.  $

Built 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.

 

Lithia Springs

 

            Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park

            www.gastateparks.org   

770-732-5871, Mount Vernon Rd. 30057, follow signs from I-20, Exit 44 (Thornton Rd.), Open daily 7-10, $, W

Here 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.

 

Louisville

Jefferson CO. COC

www.jeffersoncounty.org

478-625-8134, 302 E. Broad St. 30434.  Open M-F 9-5.  W

 

            Ogeechee Crossing Park

            478-625-8134, GA Hwy. 24

This 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.

 

Macon

Macon CVB

www.maconga.org

478-743-3401, 200 Cherry St., 31201.  Open M-Sat. 9-5.  W

 

            Cannonball House and Civil War Museum

            www.cannonballhouse.org

            478-745-5982, 856 Mulberry St., 31201.  Open M-Sat 10-5.  $

This 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

            www.nps.gov/ocmu

478-752-8257, 1205 Emery Hwy., 31217.  Open daily 9-5, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Free, W

Ocmulgee 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

478-743-3401, 912-751-9119, 1091 Riverside Dr. 31208. Open until sunset, Free.

This 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.

 

Madison

Madison CVB and Local Welcome Center.

www.madisonga.org

800-709-7406, 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

Founded in the early 1800s, this cemetery in the historic distric is the site of many Confederate graves.

 

Marietta

Marietta Welcome Center and Visitors Bureau & Historic Marietta Walking/Driving Tour and the Heritage Passport Tour

www.mariettasquare.com

800-835-0445, 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.  Free

Buried 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.  Free.

            More than 10,000 Civil War soldiers are buried here.

 

Milledgeville

Milledgeville CVB

www.milledgevillecvb.com

800-653-1804, 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

The 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.

 

Milner

 

            Confederate Cemetery-Barnesville

            770-358-2632, 1.5 miles east on Old Alabama Rd., 30257.

            Burial site of more than 100 Confederate troops.

 

Moultrie

Moultrie-Colquitt Co. COC

www.moultriechamber.com

888-40-VISIT, 229-985-2131, 400 First Ave. SE, 31768. 

Train 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

Built 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

www.colquittmuseum.org

229-890-1626, 229-985-8409, 500 Fourth Ave. SE, 31768.  Open F-Sat 10-5, Sun 2-5; or by appointment.  Free, W

The 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.

 

Newman

Coweta Co. CVB and Welcome Center

www.coweta.ga.us

770-254-2627, 800-826-9382, 100 Walt Sanders Memorial DR. 30265.  Open M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5.  W

 

            Male Academy Museum

            www.nchistoricalsociety.org

            770-251-0207, 30 Temple Ave., 30263.  Open T-Th 10-12, 1-3; Sat-Sun 1-3.  $, W

The 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.

 

Oxford

 

            Oxford College  

            www.emory.edu/oxford

            800-723-8328, 100 Hamill St., 30054.  Open M-F 9-4.  Free, W

This 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.

 

Resaca

 

            Confederate Cemetery – Battle of Resaca

            706-625-3200, US Hwy. 41 N. and Confederate Rd., 30735.  Open Daily.  Free

The 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.

 

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill CVB

www.richmonhillcvb.org

800-807-4848, 912-756-2676, 40 Richard Davis Dr., 31324.  Open M-F 8:30-5.  W

 

Richmond Hill Local Welcome Center

912-756-3697, 11460 Ford Ave. and Timber Trail Rd.  Open M-10-4.  W

 

            Fort McAllister Historic Park

            www.gastateparks.com

            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.

Home 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 bicycles.

 

St. Marys

St Marys Welcome Center and Tourism Council

www.stmaryswelcome.com

800-868-8687, 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.  Free, W

The earliest marked grave is from 1801.  Visitors can see graves of veterans representing every war.

 

Sandersville

www.washingtonco-ga.com

Washington Co. COC

478-552-3288, 131 W. Haynes St., 31082

 

            Brown House Museum

            478-552-1965, 260 N. Harris St., 31082.  Open Tu-Th 2-5. $, W

The 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

478-552-3288, Virginia Ave. and W. Church St., 31082. 

Built 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

478-552-3288, Courthouse Square, 31082.  Open M-F 8-5.  W

This 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 in 1939.

 

Sautee

 

            Scarlett’s Secret

            www.scarlettsecret.com

            706-878-1028, 1902 GA Hwy. 17, 30571.  Open M-F 10:30-4, Sat 10:30-5, Sun 1-4. $, W

Scarlett’s 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.

 

Savannah

Savannah Area CVB

www.savannahvisit.com

877-SAVANNAH, 912-644-6401, 101 East Bay St., 31401.  Open M-F 8:30-5.  W

 

            Fort Pulaski NM

            www.nps.gov/fopu

            912-786-5787, US Hwy. 80 E., 31401.  Open May-Sep 9-7, Sep-May 9-5.  $, W

Named 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

www.chsgeorgia.org

912-232-3945, Fort Jackson Rd.,31404.  Open 9-5.  $, W

This 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.

 

St. Johns Church and Parish House

www.stjounssav.org

912-232-1251, Bull St. at Madison Sq., 31401.  Open Tu., Thu., F 10-4; Sat 10-1.  Free for Church.  Call for parish house tour. W

The Parish House is the former Green-Meldrm House, which was Sherman’s headquarters after his 1864 march.

 

 

Stone Mountain

www.stonemountainvillage.com

770-879-4971, 891 Main St., 33083.  Open 10-4. W

 

            Stone Mountain

            www.stonemountainpark.com

800-317-2006, 770-498-5690, P.O. Box 778, 30086.  Open 6am-12am, Attraction hours may vary.

The 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.

           

Thomasville

Thomasville Welcome Center and tourism Authority

www.thomasvillega.com

800-704-2350, 229-227-7099, 135 N. Broad St. 31792.  Open M-F 8-5, Sat 9-4.  W

 

            Thomas Co. Museum of History

            www.rose.net/~history/index.htm

229-226-7664, 725 N. Dawson St., 31792.  Open M-Sat 10-12 & 2-5, museum closed the last week of Sept.  $, W

Learn 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.

 

Thomson

Thomson-McDuffie Tourism CVB

www.thomson-mcduffir.org

706-597-1000, 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 Daily.  W

            One of the few monuments dedicated to the women of the Confederacy.    

 

Tunnel Hill

 

            Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

            www.daltoncvb.com

            800-331-3258, 706-270-9960, Clisby Austin Rd., 30755.  Open daily, Free

The 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.

           

 

Washington

Washington-Wilkes COC

www.washingtonwilkes.com

706-678-2013, 104 E. Liberty St., 30673.  Open M-F 8-5.  W

 

            Robert Toombs House Historic Site

            706-678-2226, 216 E. Robert Toombs Ave., 30673. 

This 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

            www.washingtonwilkes.com/attractions.html

7006-678-2105, 308 E. Robert Toombs Ave., 30673.  Open Tu-Sat 9-5, Sun 2-5:30.  $, W

Local history museum tells the rich story of the Wilkes Co. area.  Civil War and Indian artifact collections are on exhibit.

 

Waynesboro

Burke Co. COC

www.burkechamber.com

706-554-5451, 241 E. Sixth St., 30830.  Open M-F 9-5.  W

 

            Historic Waynesboro

            Downtown Waynesboro, 30830.

Visit the historic downtown area featuring shops, restaurants, antiques, and Civil War heritage of this city known as the Bird Dog Capital of the World.

 

West Point

Georgia Visitor Information Center

www.georgia.org

706-645-3353, I-85 N./Georgia-Alabama Line, West Point, 31833.  Open daily 8:30-5:30.  W

 

Greater Valley Area COC

www.greatervalleyarea.com

334-642-1411, 2101 S Broad Ave. Lanett, AL., 31663.  Open M-F 8-5

 

            Fort Tyler

            http://westpt.sam.usace.army.mil/

            706-884-8671, 6th Ave. and Tenth St. 31833.  Open daily, Free

A 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.