Historic Heartland / Madison

Heritage Hall

277 S. Main St.
Madison, GA 30650

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This Greek Revival home was built in 1811 and purchased in 1830 by Dr. Elijah Evans Jones, a prominent physician in Madison. Dr. Jones was also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Female College in Madison and a major shareholder in the Georgia Railroad. The home, also known as the Jones-Turnell-Manley House, was constructed 200 feet from its current location and moved in 1909 when the owner at the time, Mr. Stephen Turnell, sold a portion of the home's acreage for the construction of a new Methodist church. The entire home was lifted, placed on logs, and pulled by horses and mules to its current site.

In 1923, Mr. Turnell transformed the home into Traveler's Inn. Heritage Hall was a private residence until 1977. The last private owner was Mrs. Sue Reid Walton Manley, known as "Madison's First Lady" for her gracious financial support of churches, education, the city, and numerous weddings, receptions, and parties hosted at the home. Mrs. Manley's granddaughter, who was married in the front parlor of the home, donated Heritage Hall to the Morgan County Historical Society, Inc., in 1977.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:30PM - 4:30PM
    Monday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    General Admission $10.00 ($15 if combined with Rogers House and Rose Cottage)

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages