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

    12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015

    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. Live steam puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past.

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  • Christmas Candlelight Tours of Jarrell Plantation

    Christmas Candlelight Tours of Jarrell Plantation

    12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015

    Take a 1/4-mile evening stroll to two of the Jarrell family homes with natural decorations and lighting, stories, entertainment around a bonfire and refreshments. Event may be cancelled due to rain or ice.

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  • Jarrell Plantation Candlelight Christmas

    Jarrell Plantation Candlelight Christmas

    12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015

    Experience an 1890's Christmas at night with natural greenery and homemade decorations while visiting two of the Jarrell Family historic homes. Then warm with spiced cider..

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