Atlanta Metro / Lawrenceville

Gwinnett History Museum

455 Perry St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


The museum, housed in the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally built in the 1830s, it was first used as a finishing school for the county's young women. Unfortunately, a fire destroyed the original structure, and a new building was constructed in 1855. Later, the Female Seminary was converted into a "civic center" for community activities, meetings, clubs, seminars, and at one time even housed a local radio station.

The Gwinnett History Museum currently includes exhibits on farm life, textiles, religion, schools, traditional music, and Civil War satirist Bill Arp. Other displays relate to and interpret life in Gwinnett County. The Heritage Programming and Preservation Office promotes heritage preservation through special events, monthly coffeehouse nights, research assistance, and classes in subjects such as quilting, spinning and the dulcimer. 

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Meeting Facilities, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Payment Options

    Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages