Historic Heartland / Juliette

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

711 Jarrell Plantation Road
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-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation

    Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation

    09/20/2014 - 11/15/2014

    Beginner quilters can learn about hand piecing and stitching in the big frame, and the steps of making a quilt. Also the Plantation Quilters Guild welcomes visitors to their meeting.

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  • Antique Steam Engine Demonstration

    Antique Steam Engine Demonstration

    10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

    Watch a Talbot stationary steam engine in action. This is one of the few working Talbots remaining. See if you can make the whistle blow. All the original equipment -- sawmill, shingle mill, cotton gin, & grist mill -- also on view and other original farm buildings and houses.

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  • American Girl Doll 1800s History Party

    American Girl Doll 1800s History Party

    10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014

    Girls bring their historical doll and learn about girls life in the 1800's with stories, games, picnic, and make a toy for their doll. Then explore 1800s houses for clues to child life in the past. Reservations required. 478-986-5172.

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  • Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation

    11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014

    Have you ever sipped fresh sugar cane juice, or tasted fresh cane syrup on a biscuit? Find out how past farmers made their own. Come experience syrup makin' day in the country. Watch craft making demonstrations throughout the farm, a steam engine driven cane press, boiling syrup in a huge kettle, woodstove cooking, taffy pull, and enjoy the smells, sounds, and tastes of days gone by.

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  • Battle of Griswoldville 150th Anniversary Commemoration

    Battle of Griswoldville 150th Anniversary Commemoration

    11/22/2014 - 11/22/2014

    Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman's March to the Sea in November 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals and Union and Confederate encampments followed with a noon memorial service and battlefield tours. Donations are appreciated to help preserve this historic site.

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  • Jarrell Plantation Christmas

    Jarrell Plantation Christmas

    12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014

    Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA - Celebrate a country Christmas from around 1900. Greenery and grapevine wreathes make the houses festive, a tree with homemade decorations, real, wearable stockings, and simple gifts. And of course spiced apple cider, cookies, and fireside stories.

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