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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

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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
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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. 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 museum 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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