Historic Heartland / Eatonton

Old School History Museum

305 North Madison Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024

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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    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, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Old School History Museum Civil War Display

    Old School History Museum Civil War Display

    03/01/2014 - 11/30/2014

    The Old School History Museum will feature a number of new items in its Civil War display beginning in March, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for ... read more