Classic South / Sandersville

Brown House Museum

268 N. Harris St.
Sandersville, GA 31082

  • Brown House Museum

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  • Parlor of The Brown House Museum

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Owned by the Washington County Historical Society, this restored historical home built in 1855 is now a museum. Period furniture, artifacts, exhibits of the county's history and way of life are on display. Many area residents' personal historical items can be seen. See a rare photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his personal signature on a penned letter to a Sandersville girl. 

The house was the headquarters of General Sherman in 1864 while on his infamous March to the Sea. He napped here, dined with the family and held staff meetings. The lounge where he napped remains. Civil War memorabilia, Washington County Pottery, the Kaolin Industry and artifacts from the historical Sandersville Old City Cemetery can be viewed by visitors.

The Brown House Museum showcases an enlarged exhibit of Civil War items. Some items are unique and usually not seen in a museum. Personal articles, letters written home by soldiers and other significant Civil War items can be seen.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

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

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Civil War Art Exhibit Reception

    Civil War Art Exhibit Reception

    10/06/2016 - 10/06/2017

    An art exhibit depicting the Civil War in Washington County will open October 6, 2016, with an open house and reception. The time will be 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. See art by local artists from the Fall Line Artist Guild throughout the museum. Three new artist paintings and photographs will be introduced this year and added to the collectiion. On Saturday, October 8, the exhibit can be seen after the Kaolin Festival Parade, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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  • Civil War in Washington County

    Civil War in Washington County

    10/11/2016 - 10/11/2017

    A rotating exhibition of Civil War artifacts, memorabilia and other collectables are on display in this exciting and very popular exhibition. Visitors will view personal letters written by Civil War veterans to their love ones in Washington County. Weapons, uniforms and other components of the Confederate soldiers uniform will be on exhibit. There is a panaramic view of leaders - both Federal and Confederate. See a vast number of other items relevant to this period in our history.

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