Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum
1534 Irwinton Road
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Rose Hill and the surrounding gardens offer a beautiful setting for weddings, celebrations, as well as a unique location for business meetings and strategic planning sessions. Please contact Lockerly staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Richard J. Nichols, a merchant and prominent citizen of Milledgeville, built a home on this site in 1839. The name, Rose Hill, was chosen because of the abundance of Cherokee Roses that grew on the site. Nichols died in 1849.
In 1851, the home was "entirely consumed" by fire. In 1852, Daniel R. Tucker built a new home in Greek Revival style on the site in 1852. After Tucker's death in 1879, the property passed through several hands and was the home of the Hollinshed family until 1928, when it was purchased by Reginald R. Hatcher.
In 1963, the house and grounds were sold to Mr. Edward J. Grassmann. He owned American Industrial Clay Company and Georgia Kaolin Company, both located near Milledgeville.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Admission & Fees
Admission for self-guided tours donations accepted
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages