Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee Nacoochee

Sautee Nacoochee Center

283 GA Hwy. 255 N.
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

  • The Sautee Nacoochee Center is located at the junction of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys.

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  • The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is a one-of-a-kind resource, sharing the history and development of folk pottery in north Georgia.

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  • The Sautee Nacoochee Center sits on an 8-acre campus offering programs of interest to all ages.

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Imagine a place where you - all ages - can explore, learn, ponder, perform, shop, take classes, listen, create, dance, sing, cook, eat, play, walk and enjoy. The Sautee Nacoochee Center is that place.

The Sautee Nacoochee Community Association maintains the Sautee Nacoochee Center, a thriving cultural and community center housed in a restored rural schoolhouse. The Center includes a folk pottery museum, an African-American heritage site, a theatre, two gallery/gift shops, an art studio, dance studio, local history museum, commercial kitchen, restored gymnasium, outdoor stage, event facilities, BBQ shed, playground, walking trail, an adaptive garden, a blacksmith shed, a peace pole, and a bottle tree.

The Sautee Nacoochee Center welcomes all. The 8-acre campus is set in the scenic Nacoochee Valley.

One exhibit within the museum highlights a local connection to the Civil War. Joe Brown's pikes, a long wooden staff with a bayonet attached were manufactured nearby. Visit

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00AM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    African American Heritage Site Donations appreciated

    Cultural Center & grounds No admission

    Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia Admission varies

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Indoor Location

    Open Year 'Round

    Outdoor Location

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil Rights

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Folk Pottery Arts Festival

    Folk Pottery Arts Festival

    09/01/2018 - 09/01/2018

    Join us for the annual Folk Pottery Arts Festival hosted by the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. It is a one day celebration of the potting traditions that make White County a special place. Pottery treasures will be displayed and sold all across the Sautee Nacoochee Center campus. A People's Choice Award is given to the most popular potter. Lunch is available. Stay tuned for more information. In the me... read more

  • WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2019

    WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2019

    02/15/2019 - 02/17/2019

    The Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center partners with Unicoi State Park and Lodge and Helen Arts & Heritage Center to create WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour. This festival will include 150 artists located at three locations within 10 miles of one another, with optional coach service. 

    The three festivals include: The Sautee Nacoochee Arts Festival, The Fireside Arts & Crafts Show, and The Helen Winter Festival.

    Selected as one of the top 20 events in 2018 by the Southeast Tourism S... read more

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Center Theatre - - - - 98 - - - - -
    Conference Room - - - - 40 - - - 20 -
    Historic Gymnasium Stage: 12.5' x 2 - - 150 200 - - - - -
    Outdoor Stage/Lawn & Barbecue Shed - 18 400.0 - - - - - - -
    Community Hall with Commercial Kitchen - 10' 1680.0 75 100 - - - - -