Historic Heartland / Milledgeville

Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum

Lockerly Arboretum
1534 Irwinton Road
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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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 info@lockerly.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

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information


    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages