List of museums in Georgia (U.S. state)

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This list of museums in Georgia contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

Museums[edit]

See List of museums in Atlanta for museums within the city limits of Atlanta and the immediately adjacent communities of Druid Hills and Hapeville, which are located in Fulton County.

To use the sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order; click again for reverse alphabetical order. The numbers in the "Regions" column refers to the state government's list of regions, described in a separate section below.

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 information, information, 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 Society room 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
College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta Fulton Downtown Sports Honors college football athletes from across the nation
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 information, information, 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 website, local history, 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 website, 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 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 website, Habitat 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 website, 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 CCC and 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 website, Facebook site, early film comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Lawrenceville Female Seminary Lawrenceville Gwinnett Metro Atlanta Local history website, 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 information, information, 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 website, 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
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 website, information, art and history of St. Simons Island plantations and landmarks
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, information, information
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 information, information
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
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 site, information
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 site, information, 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 information, information, 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
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

Defunct museums[edit]

Tourism regions[edit]

The Georgia Department of Economic Development[12] has defined 9 tourism regions as listed below with their associated travel associations as footnotes.

Classic South[edit]

East central part of the state, includes the city of Augusta;[13]

Georgia Coast[edit]

Also known as the Colonial Coast, includes the city of Savannah[14]

Historic Heartland[edit]

Central part of the state, includes the cities of Macon and Athens[15]

Historic High Country[edit]

Northwest region, includes Chickamauga[16]

Magnolia Midlands[edit]

Southeast section, includes Statesboro,[17] Counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Bleckley, Bulloch, Candler, Coffee, Dodge, Evans, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Laurens, Long, Montgomery, Pulaski, Screven, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, and Wilcox.

Metro Atlanta[18][edit]

Northeast Georgia Mountains[edit]

Northeast region,[19] Counties: Banks, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White

Plantation Trace[edit]

Rural southwestern section, includes Fitzgerald[20]

Presidential Pathways[edit]

West central section,[21] includes Columbus and Plains

See also[edit]

Lists of other institutions in Georgia similar to museums:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ See "Region" section of this article for explanation of numbers and the extent of regions
  2. ^ "Official site". C. E. Blevins Avian Learning Center. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Coweta African-American Heritage Museum: Facility closes amid records dispute". Times Herald. March 7, 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Children's Museum in Macon to close". 13WMAZ. January 30, 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Moreland dissolves the Grizzard Trust". Times Herald. April 17, 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Grizzard Museum collection relocated in Moreland". Athens Banner-Herald. November 9, 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Old Mill Motorcycle Museum". Fried Green Products. Retrieved 13 April 2015. Museum is closed permanently 
  8. ^ Stone Mountain Museum Auction[dead link]
  9. ^ Antique car auction ends an era for Stone Mountain museum owner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 13, 2009[dead link]
  10. ^ "Navy Supply Corps School Athens Closes Doors After 57 Years". U.S. Navy. November 2, 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Navy school museum trove will disperse". Online Athens. February 21, 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  12. ^ exploregeorgia.org
  13. ^ Classic South Travel Association
  14. ^ Visit Georgia's Coast
  15. ^ Georgia's Historic Heartland
  16. ^ Historic High Country Travel Association
  17. ^ Magnolia Midlands
  18. ^ Visit Metro Atlanta
  19. ^ Georgia Mountains
  20. ^ Experience Plantation Trace in Southwest Georgia
  21. ^ Presidential Pathways

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