The City of Monroe was established in 1821 and is ideally located between Athens and Atlanta. Downtown Monroe prides itself on historic preservation, vibrant community events, speciality shops, and local restaurants. Previously, Monroe bustled with the textile and cotton industries. Now, these old cotton and textile mills have been beautifully restored and house the finest selection of antiques in the south.
Our Downtown boasts a weekly Farmers Market for local producers, monthly family friendly events, and daily opportunities to appreciate history. Among our Downtown Attractions are:
Childers Park - A 17 acre passive park located in the heart of Downtown
The McDaniel-Tichenor House - A historic governor's mansion with sophisticated architecture and all the charm of a southern home.
The Davis-Edwards House - a 1800's home that reflect local history with southern flair.
Historic Wellness Walk - A walking tour designed to reveal the history of Downtown while getting fit.
Monroe Antique Rail - An opportunity to board an Antique Trolley and tour the local antique malls, historic sites and Downtown attractions.
For more information on our shopping, dining, events, lodging and more, visit www.monroedowntown.com. Come to Downtown Monroe.... and Discover the Downtown Difference!
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Monday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM