Historic Heartland / Milledgeville

Rose Hill

1534 Irwinton Road
Lockerly Arboretum
Milledgeville, GA 31061

478-452-2112
  • Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum

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  • Rose Hill

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  • Rose Hill in the Fall

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  • Rose HIll at Lockerly Arboretum

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  • Trolley Tour visit to Rose Hill

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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

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages