Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee Nacoochee

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

143 Hwy. 17
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

  • Hardman Farm State Historic Site

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  • The "Big House"

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  • Dr. Hardman's Nacoochee Dairy and carriage house

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The 162-acre Hardman Farm is located in historic Sautee Nacoochee, just south of Helen, Georgia. It is best recognized by a gazebo-topped Indian mound and cow pasture. The house, built in 1870 by Captain James Nichols, is a grand example of Italianate architecture and was originally known as "West End" because it was at the west end of the Nacoochee valley. Visitors will enjoy seeing the house, its 19th-century parlor and large dairy barn. The last owner was the family of Dr. Lamartine Hardman who was Governor of Georgia from 1927-1931. The Nacoochee Indian Mound is a burial site and was probably used long before the Cherokee inhabited the area. The Indian Mound with its little gazebo is one of the most recognized landmarks in Georgia.

Call to confirm hours and admission fees. Open seasonally. Hardman Farm is open Thursday - Sunday, March through December. Guided tours are 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (No self-guided tours.) Reservations suggested: 706-878-1077.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Farm Animal Fun Day

    Farm Animal Fun Day

    11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit and pet some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive.

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  • Emory Jones Book Signing

    Emory Jones Book Signing

    11/11/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward.

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