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


  • 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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  • Antique Engine Day

    Antique Engine Day

    04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017

    Join us for our second annual Antique Engine Day. Walk the trail and see car and tractor models spanning the era of the plantation. Enjoy music, door prizes, and stationary steam engine demonstrations.

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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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  • Ol' Time Independence Day

    Ol' Time Independence Day

    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 enjoy outdoor games and races at 12:30 p.m.

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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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  • Your State Parks Day - Fall Gardening

    Your State Parks Day - Fall Gardening

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Bring your gardening gloves and join us to play in the dirt. In exchange for cleaning up our garden beds and helping maintain the beauty of the site, volunteers will receive free admission for the day.

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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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