Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee Nacoochee

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

283 Hwy. 255 N.
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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  • Lobby of the Folk Pottery Museum at night . Dale Brubaker, exhibit designer

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  • Face jug exhibit at the Folk Pottery Museum

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  • Touchable exhibit at the Folk Pottery Museum

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  • Folk Pottery for sale at the museum

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  • Entrance to the Folk Pottery Museum

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  • Exterior of the Folk Pottery Muesum of NE GA. Bob Cain architect

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The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia showcases the handcraft skills of one of the South's premier grassroots art forms, and explores the historical importance and changing role of folk pottery in Southern life. The exhibits and collection tell the stories of men and women who shaped the earth and water of the Georgia mountains into once essential household items now valued and collected as distinctive folk art.

See inside of a potter's shop. Learn the purposes of different vessels.  Explore the roots of Georgia potters embedded all across north Georgia. 

North Georgia is well known for its tradition of folk pottery and is home to such noted potter families as Meaders, Hewell, Dorsey and Ferguson. The Meaders family of White County was featured in Allen Eaton's 1937 book, Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands, and was honored with a special event at the Library of Congress in 1978, when the Smithsonian Institution's documentary film on the Meaders Pottery was released.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5.00

    Children $2.00

    Children 5 and under Free

    Group tours Call for more information

    Military Free with ID

    School tours Call for more information

    Seniors (over 55) $4.00

    SNC Members Free with membership card

    Teachers Free with ID

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages