Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee Nacoochee

African American Heritage Site at SNCA

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

  • Lawrence Dorsey stokes a fire in the hand-laid rock fireplace and chimney.

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  • Slave life interpreter

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  • The Nacoochee slave cabin is the centerpiece of the African-American Heritage Site at the Sautee Nacoochee Center.

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  • Leslie Bone cooking demonstration

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  • Interpreter Andrea Chanay tells the story of the life of black Americans as slaves living in the Sautee and Nacoochee valleys.

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  • Interpreter Candis White talks about the history of the cabin which was inhabited by both black and white residents over the course of its 160+ years.

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  • Bob Slack rived the shingles that are now atop the slave cabin when it was moved and renovated.

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  • Andrea Chanay demonstrates how a nineteenth century cabin would have been kept clean by its residents.

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The African-American Heritage Site brings history to life at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. Framed by 19th century landscaping and antebellum artifacts, the Nacoochee slave cabin (circa 1850) provides a focal point for the story of a people whose labor contributed in countless ways to life in Northeast Georgia.

The Heritage Site explores the history, hardship, and legacy of slaves who lived in Northeast Georgia from 1822 to 1865. Although the central theme at the Heritage Site is the untold story of slavery in Nacoochee Valley, common bonds and threads run through the lives of black and white families. Similar tools and utensils, crafts and skills, agricultural and industrial technology, and animal husbandry techniques were common to all, regardless of class or race, during the mid-1800s.

Please note: The cabin is open everyday; however, access is limited. Please call ahead to ensure that staff are available to provide access. 706-878-3300

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    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

    Admission Donation accepted

    Facility Amenities

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil Rights

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages