Atlanta Metro / Alpharetta

Milton Log Cabin

86 School Dr.
Alpharetta, GA 30004


Professor Pearce L. Elkins was awarded a $75 prize for his forestry presentation and proposed building a log cabin with the money. Built during the 1934-35 school year by the Future Farmers of America (FFA) students, the Milton Log Cabin is the only remaining FFA-constructed log cabin still in use today in the United States. The cabin was a hands-on project that involved the entire community. Alpharetta merchants contributed needed supplies to help complete the project while the students cut and hauled donated pine trees to the cabin site. The foundation was laid using rocks provided by farmers and cement supplied by local merchants. Hand-hewn notched log construction with cement chinking characterizes the one-room, one-floor cabin with a loft. Split log benches border all the walls. A massive rock fireplace with a stacked stone chimney is the focal point of the cabin and is used for warmth as well as for cooking. The cabin was originally an FFA clubhouse.

The Cabin is open for tours by appointment only. To schedule, please call the Alpharetta Historical Society at 770-475-4663.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages