Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

Beulah Rucker Museum

2101 Athens Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30507

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum features a cultural museum dating from the late 19th century to the present with rooms containing 20th century furnishings, artifacts, and pictures. Beulah Rucker Oliver (1888-1963) was born in Banks County in 1888 to Caroline Wiley and Willis Rucker. She was one of eight children born to the sharecroppers. Ms. Rucker knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to be a teacher and devoted her life to that desire. The first school Ms. Rucker attended was taught in a small wooden church in Banks County call Neal's Grove. She also attended Jeruel High School in Athens and Knox Institute. During her senior year at Knox Institute, she began to have dreams and visions of establishing a school for her race.

Visit by appointment only.

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Meeting Facilities

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages