Historic Heartland / Juliette

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

711 Jarrell Plantation Rd.
Juliette, GA 31046

478-986-5172
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Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years and survived Gen. Sherman's "March to the Sea." In 1847, John Fitz Jarrell built a simple heart pine house typical of most plantations and made many of the furnishings visitors see today. In 1860, the 600-acre plantation was farmed by 39 slaves. After the Civil War, John increased his land to nearly 1,000 acres farmed by former slaves. As John aged, most workers left, and the slave houses deteriorated and disappeared. After John's death, his son, Dick Jarrell, gave up teaching to return to the farm, and in 1895, he built a small house for his family that grew to 12 children. Dick diversified the farm, adding a sawmill, cotton gin, gristmill, shingle mill, planer, sugar cane press, syrup evaporator, workshop, barn and outbuildings. In 1974, his descendants donated the buildings to establish Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00PM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $6.50

    Child (under 6) Free

    Group rates available with advance notice. please call 478-986-5172

    Seniors (62+) $6.00

    Youth (ages 6-17) $4.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Antique Engine Day

    Antique Engine Day

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Walk the trail to see car and tractor models spanning the era of the plantation, plus enjoy music, door prizes, and stationary steam engine demonstrations.

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  • Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation

    Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation

    04/22/2017 - 12/23/2017

    Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation offers self-guided tours every Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and guided tours one Saturday morning of each month. Guides may be requested in advance for group tours.

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  • Family Farm Day

    Family Farm Day

    05/27/2017 - 05/27/2017

    What was it like to live and work on a farm? Jarrell Plantation comes to life with volunteers demonstrating old-fashioned skills and chores. Enjoy blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, sewing, and much more.

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  • Plantation Pigs and Pickin' Competition

    Plantation Pigs and Pickin' Competition

    06/17/2017 - 06/17/2017

    Nothing goes together like summer time and barbecue. Enjoy music, antique steam engine demonstrations, and vote for your favorite batches of pork and poultry barbecues and homemade sauces.

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  • Independence Day Celebration and BBQ

    Independence Day Celebration and BBQ

    07/01/2017 - 07/01/2017

    See demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and chores, participate in crafts activities, hear the Declaration of Independence at noon, and partake in outdoor games and races at 12:30 p.m. In addition to these festivities, enjoy fresh barbecue, hot dogs, and savory sides for an additional fee.

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  • Labor Day Folklife Festival

    Labor Day Folklife Festival

    09/02/2017 - 09/02/2017

    How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Experience the daily chores required to run a farm, enjoy music and games, and visit with a few local vendors.

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  • How'd They Do That?: Making Candles

    How'd They Do That?: Making Candles

    09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

    Prior to 1879, electric light bulbs did not exist. In this hands-on workshop, learn how families produced beeswax and tallow candles to illuminate their homes. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day.

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  • Days and Times of Jarrell Plantation

    Days and Times of Jarrell Plantation

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Learn about slavery, the Civil War, industrialization, WWI and WWII, and the boll weevil infestation as living historians and volunteers explain how these events affected the Jarrell family and society as a whole. See military encampments and witness a raid on the 1847 home.

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  • Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    See how the Jarrell family made their very own cane syrup in one of the original kettles. Sip on sugar cane juice and enjoy demonstrations around the farm. Freshly made, hot syrup will be available to take home and enjoy at the end of the day.

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  • How'd They Do That?: Making Soap

    How'd They Do That?: Making Soap

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Keeping clean has always been essential to remaining in good health. In this final segment of our "How'd They Do That?" series, discover how families made their very own soap to wash up after working all day in the fields. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day.

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  • Candlelight Christmas

    Candlelight Christmas

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Take a leisurely stroll by candlelight and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. See two of the historic homes gently dressed in natural greenery and homemade decor and enjoy warm cider and cookies alongside a campfire.

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