Historic Heartland / Milledgeville

Rose Hill

1534 Irwinton Rd.
Lockerly Arboretum
Milledgeville, GA 31061

  • Rose Hill open for tours

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  • Rose HIll at Lockerly Arboretum

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  • Rose Hill open for self-guided tours

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  • Rose Hill in the Fall

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  • Trolley Tour visit to Rose Hill

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  • Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum

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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.

Self-guided tours are available during regular operating hours when we are not holding special events. Tours costs are $3.00 per adult, $1.00 for children and students, and $12 for a family of four. Tour fees can be paid at the Administration Office.

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 $3 per adult, $1 for children and students, and $12 for a family of 4.

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Meeting Space Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages