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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. 

Open - Tuesday to Saturday - 10am - 5pm

 

Self Guided Tours  

Ages 13 +   - $7.00    -    Ages 6-12  - $5.00 

 

Guided Tours   

 Ages 13 +  - $12.00    -   Ages 6-12  - $7.00

 

Group Tours  (15 +  people ) 

 Ages 13 +   - $7.00 each  -    Ages 6-12   - $3.00 each

 

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

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

Open - Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm 

             Saturday - 10am - 4pm

 

Robert Toombs House

216 East Robert Toombs Avenue
Washington, GA 30673
706-678-2226
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Robert Toombs, born in Wilkes County in 1810, was a powerful and robust personality, one of the most dramatic figures in Georgia history.

Open - Tuesday to Saturday -  9am-5pm 

Group, Senior, Adult (13 +)  -  $4.00 each          

Ages 6 - 12   -  $3.00  

 

 

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 museum boasts a large collection featuring Civil War relics, Indian artifacts, and a recreation of 19th century home life.

Open -  Tuesday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm

Self Guided Tours - Adults (13+)  $5.40

Guided Tours - Adults (13+)  $10.80

Guided Adult Group Tours (15 + people) -  $5.40 each

All children -  $3.24     School groups -  $3.00 each

 

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