The Coast / Blackshear

Pierce County Heritage Museum & Depot

200 S. Central Ave.
Blackshear, GA 31516


The Heritage Museum documents the rich history of Pierce County. Inside the museum one will find exhibits of the manufacturing process of tobacco, farm tools, the most informative display about the Civil War prison camp on the outskirts of Blackshear (along with Civil War artifacts), a fully furnished storefront counter from the early 1900s, courthouse furnishings, land deeds, letters, and hundreds of photographs of the buildings, homes, and people of Pierce County.The Genealogical Library contains more than 200 books pertaining to Georgia genealogy, local family histories, Colonial Georgia, Native Americans in Georgia, county histories, church histories, Georgia in the Civil War, well-known Georgians, and how-to books on historic preservation. Our library continues to grow.The Heritage Museum & Genealogical Library are located in the historic Blackshear Railroad Depot in downtown Blackshear.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages