Plantation Trace / Albany

The Bridge House

112 N. Front St.
Albany, GA 31701


The restored circa 1858 Historic Bridge House, now home to the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, was built by African-American bridge builder Horace King.  The city's founder, Nelson Tift, hired King to construct the structure to control the bridge's traffic by requiring those crossing the river to pass through the building and past the toll collector's office. In 1915, the property served as P.A. Keenan's Empire Smithing Company, a blacksmith, wheelwright and general repair business. After WWI, the building and business was transformed into Keenan Auto Parts Company. Eventually, the facility would come to house the Albany Welcome Center in 2008. 

A history tour of Albany begins within these four walls. Come by the Bridge House and immerse yourself in the beauty and story of this structure. Tours are available at request.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission 0.00


    Regional Visitor Information Center Program-Certified Welcome Centers

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Information/Services Provided

    Bike Rentals, Maps/Brochures/Guides, Welcome Center

    Near Interstate Highway

    520, 75, 85

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages