Historic Heartland / Eatonton

Old School History Museum

305 North Madison Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024

706-485-7701
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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

    20

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages