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


  • Plantation Cleanup

    Plantation Cleanup

    11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

    Historic structures often require some TLC. Join our Interpretive Ranger to help clean and care for the historic site. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive site admission for the day.

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Saturday, November 25, 2017
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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  • How'd They Do That?: Making Soap

    How'd They Do That?: Making Soap

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Keeping clean has always been essential to remaining in good health. In this final segment of our "How'd They Do That?" series, discover how families made their very own soap to wash up after working all day in the fields. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day. Pre-registration required by Saturday, November 25.

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  • Candlelight Christmas

    Candlelight Christmas

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

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

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  • Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation

    Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation

    12/23/2017 - 12/23/2017

    Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation offers self-guided tours every Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and guided tours one Saturday morning of each month. Guides may be requested in advance for group tours.

    Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 
    9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 
    9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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  • First Day History Hike

    First Day History Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Take a hike on our history trail and enjoy a guided tour of the plantation. 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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