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Museums & Attractions

History lovers can immerse themselves in an incredible number of historic homes, gem-like museums, behind-the-curtains home tours and living history dramas that bring to life Washington's 225-year span. We love to talk history. And if like many folks your family history includes Wilkes County ancestors, you'll find not only genealogical resources; you'll get to taste and feel the old South that's in your blood. And we'll treat you like family.

 

Washington-Wilkes Landmarks

 

Callaway Plantation

2160 Lexington Road
Washington, Georgia 30673
(5 miles West of Washington on US-78)
706.678.7060

Constructed in 1869, this mansion was the focal point of a 3,000 acre cotton plantation that stretched as far as the eye could see in all directions. The home remains virtually unaltered. The Plantation is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm with a minimal admission fee.

 

Kettle Creek Battle Field

Located off Hwy 44 - 8 miles SW of Washington

The histories of Georgia describe Kettle Creek as one of the most important battles fought in the State prior to the Civil War.

Battle Date: February 14, 1779
Commanders: Andrew Pickens, John Dooly, Elijah Clarke

 

Mary Willis Library

204 East Liberty Street
Washington, GA 30673
706.678.7736

Founded in 1888 by Dr. Francis T. Willis in memory of his daughter

 

Robert Toombs House

216 East Robert Toombs Avenue
Washington, GA 30673
706.678.2226
website

Robert Toombs, born in Wilkes County in 1810, was a powerful and robust personality, one of the most dramatic figures in Georgia history. The house is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm with a minimal admission fee.

 

Washington Historical Museum

308 East Robert Toombs Avenue
Washington, GA 30673
706.678.2105
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An 1857 house is home to the Washington Historical Museum. The musem boasts a large collection featuring Civil War relics, Indian artifacts, and a recreation of 19th century home life. The house is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm with a minimal admission fee.

 

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