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 Rates Available

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Family Farm Day

    Family Farm Day

    05/26/2018 - 05/26/2018

    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, weaving, and much more.

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  • 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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  • 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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