Historic Heartland / Eatonton

Old School History Museum

305 N. Madison Ave.
Eatonton, GA 31024


Eatonton's Old School History Museum is a blast from the past. It takes visitors back to school classrooms and hot summer days when they were kids. They will be reminded of the hustle and bustle of small-town life and the past on which the city was built.

In the first room, the vintage drugstore beckons you to hop on a stool and order an old-time malt treat. The marble-topped soda fountain, 1940s jukebox and ice cream chairs and tables complete the drugstore and leave visitors dreaming of summer days and good eats. Next is a reproduction of turn-of-the-century downtown Eatonton with store fronts. The "windows in time" feature artifacts from an old grocery store and barbershop. Next, a gallery guides visitors through early Indian culture, the transition of frontier land to cotton farms, the Civil War and Reconstruction Era and the 20th century. The final room has a classroom restored to its early 1900s condition. It boasts its original blackboard, cloakroom, and vintage desks.

The museum is open Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Docent Guided tours are available on Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages