Historic Heartland / Juliette

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

711 Jarrell Plantation Rd.
Juliette, GA 31046

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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


    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Independence Day Celebration

    Independence Day Celebration

    06/30/2018 - 06/30/2018

    Celebrate Independence Day at the plantation. See demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and chores, participate in crafts activities, hear the Declaration of Independence at noon, partake in outdoor games and races at 12:30 p.m., and sign up for the watermelon eating contest.

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  • Labor Day Folklife Celebration

    Labor Day Folklife Celebration

    09/01/2018 - 09/01/2018

    How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Experience the daily chores required to run a farm and reward your labors with music and games.

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  • Green Tomato Festival

    Green Tomato Festival

    10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018

    Celebrate fall with the Green Tomato Festival in downtown Juliette. This quaint festival celebrates Juliette's Hollywood fame as the movie set for "Fried Green Tomatoes" and the Whistle Stop Café. Festival goers can peruse a variety of booths selling everything from sterling silver and handmade-beaded jewelry to glass wind chimes and vintage art, and of course, grab a plate of fried green tomatoes! Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday or Sunday for this family-fun event. For more informa... read more

  • Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

    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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  • #OptOutside History Hike

    #OptOutside History Hike

    11/23/2018 - 11/23/2018

    Instead of dashing to the mall, take a nice walk around the park. Join a park ranger and learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat up until its donation in 1974.

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  • Candlelight Christmas

    Candlelight Christmas

    12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018

    Take a leisurely stroll by candlelight and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. See the 1895 home gently dressed in natural greenery and homemade decor and enjoy warm cider and cookies alongside a campfire.

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