Brown House Museum
Sandersville, GA 31082
This restored historical home built in 1850 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. 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.
In celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Brown House Museum is showcasing 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
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit
03/17/2014 - 12/31/2014
During the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Brown House Museum will offer a rotating exhibit like none offered before. Civil War artifacts, memorabilia, personal letters written from soldiers to their loved ones and historic war papers from Washington County families will be on display. Uniforms, trunks, weapons and other Civil War items can be seen.
See history unfold in the house where it is said General Sherman rested, dined with the family, napped and set up his headquarters when ...read more
Sherman's March Tour through Washington County
10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
Washington County Historical Society will sponsor a motor tour of Sherman's March through Sandersville and Washington County. Sites of interest of Confederate President Jefferson Davis's flight through the northern part of the county in the small settlement of Warthen will also be included on the tour. See sites where Sherman and his troops camped, fought and destroyed southern lives and property. Visit homes, churches, grist mills, cemeteries and various other locations along the trails Sh...read more
Civil War Living History Events
11/08/2014 - 11/09/2014
During the celebration of the 150th Civil War Sequicentennial in Washington County, the Brown House Museum will be offering Living History Events. Vignettes of historical persons and events during the time of the occupation of Sanderville by General William T. Sherman and his troops can be seen during the celebratory weekend.read more