Classic South / Sandersville

Brown House Museum

268 N. Harris St.
Sandersville, GA 31082

478-552-1965
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Owned by the Washington County Historical Society, this 1850 restored historical home is now a museum. Period furniture, artifacts, exhibits of county history and  life are on display. 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. 

General Sherman headquartered here 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, County Pottery, the Kaolin Industry and artifacts from the historical Sandersville Old City Cemetery can be viewed. Art by local artist of the Civil War in Washington County is displayed throughout the museum.

Showcased is 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

Events

  • Civil War In Washington County

    Civil War In Washington County

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2018

    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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