Classic South / Washington

Robert Toombs House Historic Site

216 E. Robert Toombs Ave.
Washington, GA 30673

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"Defend yourselves, the enemy is at your door," thundered Robert Toombs from the Senate floor on Jan. 24, 1860. It was a turning point in history. Rejecting moderation, Toombs helped lead Georgia to secession and the Civil War. The story is told in exhibits at his restored and furnished home.

Toombs was a state legislator, U.S. congressman and senator. With ambitions of becoming president of the Confederacy, he resented Jefferson Davis' election. Toombs reluctantly accepted appointment as Secretary of State before resigning to take a commission in the Army of Northern Virginia. When his ambitions were frustrated, he resigned and spent the remainder of the war years in Washington, Georgia, brooding and criticizing the Confederate government. His last service to Georgia was helping create the Constitution of 1877, which was not amended until 1945.

Tour the house and grounds, view exhibits and displays. Tours are from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

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

    Admission & Fees

    Adults(13 up) $5

    Child (3-5) $1

    Youth (6-12) $3


    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Picnic Area

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required


    Maximum Group Size: 50

    Minimum Group Size: 15

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    General Toombs Dining Room - 7ft 400.0 35 - 50 - - - 50