Classic South / Washington

Washington Historical Museum

308 E. Robert Toombs Ave.
Washington, GA 30673

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Providing an intimate glimpse into 200 years of Wilkes County and Georgia history, this 1835 mansion is an important example of antebellum architecture.  Explore, Learn and Discover  - Relics from the American Revolution and the War Between the States; pottery by Dave the Slave; an Eli Whitney cotton gin; artifacts of the Creek and Cherokee tribes; priceless antiques including Jefferson Davis' field chest and George Washington's gravy boat; Biographies of influential citizens including Robert Toombs, Alexander Stephens, E.M.Bounds and many more.  All on display along with furnished Parlors, Master Bedroom, Dining Room and Kitchen.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

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

    Admission & Fees

    Ages 6-12 $3.00

    Guided Group Tour of 15 or more $7.00

    Guided Tour $10.00

    Self Guided Tour $5.00


    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Christmas Tour of Homes

    Christmas Tour of Homes

    12/08/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Venture to Historic Washington-Wilkes as we deck the halls and decorate the mantles for Christmas! On Friday night, we'll welcome you with a Christmas Party at Merry Oaks Plantation and dessert at the Washington Woman's Club. On Saturday, get a rare glimpse inside expertly preserved private homes showcasing some of the finest architectural details of the Old South during our Christmas Tour of Homes. On Saturday evening, enjoy the Holiday Parade of Lights through downtown (free of charge).

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