Historic Heartland / Juliette

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

711 Jarrell Plantation Road
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


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

    Have you ever wondered how sugar cane syrup is made? Find out how past farmers made their very own. Sip on fresh sugar cane juice while watching the syrup making process, and enjoy demonstrations around the farm. Come experience Syrup Makin' Day in the country.

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  • Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)

    Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)

    11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016

    This event will take place at Griswoldville Battlefield 30 miles east of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. The event includes soldier life portrayals and encampments, battlefield tour, and a memorial service at noon.

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  • Antique Steam Engine Demonstration

    Antique Steam Engine Demonstration

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    Come "let off some steam" by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation 'Mill Complex', a signal used to communicate between Jarrell's manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past.

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  • 'Make Georgia Howl': Sherman's March in Context and Memory

    'Make Georgia Howl': Sherman's March in Context and Memory

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    Dr. James Welborn of Georgia College and State University will be holding an educational lecture on Sherman's March to the Sea. Learn about the march, its timing relative to the course of the war, and its impact on the war's outcomes. Program fee includes lecture and historic site admission for the day.

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  • Candlelight Christmas

    Candlelight Christmas

    12/10/2016 - 12/10/2016

    Take a nightly stroll by candlelight and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. You will have the chance to visit two of the historic homes of the Jarrell family and enjoy natural greenery and homemade decorations along with warm cider and cookies.

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