Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

Northeast Georgia History Center

322 Academy St. NE
Gainesville, GA 30501

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The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the region.

Permanent exhibits include:

The Land of Promise ~ An exhibit that tells personal stories of those who have lived in northeast Georgia and serves as a reminder that our land is a land of promise for everyone.

Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame ~ A  pictorial tribute to those from northeast Georgia who have achieved national recognition in sports.

Cherokee Chief Whitepath's Cabin ~ Here is an opportunity to see what home life was like for Cherokee Indians.

Other exhibits include "Adventures of Mark Trail,"  "An American Freedom Garden," "Folk Pottery," " A City Laid Waste" and a "Blacksmith Shop."  Temporary exhibits, which change regularly, are also featured. 

The Northeast Georgia History Center serves as a unique and popular field trip destination and has available resources for educators to check out for classroom use.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Regular Admission $5.00

    Senior Admission $4.00

    Student Admission $3.00

    Under Six years of Age Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Family Day - The Treaty of New Echota

    Family Day - The Treaty of New Echota

    09/11/2016 - 09/11/2016

    The Treaty of New Echota, ratified by the US Senate in 1836, sealed the fate of the Cherokee in Georgia – enabling the process that began with the Removal Act and that ended with the infamous Trail. Though recognized by the United States, the Treaty was negotiated and signed by a minority faction of Cherokee leadership – leading to internal conflict among the Cherokee themselves which only made the Trail of Tears more bitter.

    Come experience both Cherokee and Georgia "Pioneer" cult... read more

  • Family Day-Medieval Times: The Dark Ages Come to Light

    Family Day-Medieval Times: The Dark Ages Come to Light

    10/09/2016 - 10/09/2016

    Back by popular demand! And expanded!

    The History Center will have a full-size replica (one of only four in the world) on display, while also expanding our Medieval interpretation to go from the Battle of Hasting to the European contact with the New World – thus beginning the modern age.

    Along with guided tours of the Tapestry, we'll explore the Middle Ages with Museum Theatre performances, hands-on activities, living history interpretation, and demonstrations of 11th to 16th ... read more