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


  • Emory Jones Book Signing

    Emory Jones Book Signing

    12/16/2017 - 12/08/2018

    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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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Join State Parks nationwide and participate in your local First Day Hike on the historic Unicoi Turnpike. Perhaps the oldest road in Georgia, it was a trade route used by Native Americans prior to becoming a toll road in 1817. After this 75 yard "hike" and roam around the farm, head on over to Smithgall Woods at 1 p.m. for their hike and hot cocoa.

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