The Old School History Museum will feature a number of new items in its Civil War display beginning in March, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for coming to Eatonton, and the Denham family's narrow escape.
The museum is home to the circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney. In addition, the museum has access to artifacts from several private collections and plans to exhibit some of these rarely seen items during the community's Nov. 20-24, 2014, special celebration weekend.
A new self-guiding brochure will be ready for visitors who wish to tour at their leisure and without a docent.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission & Fees
General Admission Free
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
Civil War, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage