Forsyth Historic Heartland

Take a step back in time as you stroll the picturesque downtown Courthouse Square and surrounding National Register Historic District. The Forsyth-Monroe County Welcome Center in Forsyth is the home of the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors' Bureau, Development Authority of Monroe County, Forsyth Better Hometown Program, and Forsyth Downtown Development Authority.
  • Visit downtown Forsyth and its historic courthouse

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  • Dine on the Square

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  • View of Johnston St.

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  • The Historic Rose Theater on Johnson St.

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  • Bluetick Mercantile Co. on Main St.

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  • The Historic Train Depot and Museum

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  • Tift College Campus, future site of the Department of Corrections

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  • Rose Theater and home of the Backlot Players

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  • Forsyth Feed and Seed on Johnson St.

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Whether you prefer the convenience of easy I-75 access or a room with a view and a hot country breakfast, you'll get a safe, comfortable night's rest in one of Forsyth's more than 1,100 rooms. And while you are here, savor the flavors of some of the South's finest fare, from Southern-fried chicken to fried green tomatoes to shrimp and grits.

One of the city's main attractions is the Forsyth Commercial Historic District. This historical area includes the Courthouse Square and structures from the mid-to-late 1800s. Many of the structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Explore the past and possibly discover your roots in the Monroe County Museum and Genealogy room, open Wednesday through Friday in the old train depot. Complete your tour of days gone by with a visit to the Confederate Cemetery, final resting place of 299 soldiers. Make it a point to return to Forsyth the second weekend in March for the annual Forsythia Festival on the Courthouse Square, featuring some of the finest artisans and craftsmen, live entertainment and children's and youth activities. For more information, visit the website at

Visitor Information Center

26 N. Jackson st.
Forsyth, GA 31029

Directions to the City of Forsyth: Sixty miles south of Atlanta and 25 miles north of Macon on I-75, exits 185-188.

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Phone: 478-994-5649

Forsyth Trip Ideas & Inspiration

The dining information on this page is supplied by the Georgia Restaurant Association.