Classic South / Sandersville

Brown House Museum

268 N. Harris St.
Sandersville, GA 31082

  • Historic Brown House

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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

    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 Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    11/03/2014 - 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, historic war papers from Washington County families, uniforms, trunks, weapons and other Civil War items wil be on display.

    See history unfold in the house where it is said General Sherman rested, dined with the family, and set up his headquarters when he came to Sandersville ... read more

  • Brown House Museum 150th Civil War Commemoration

    Brown House Museum 150th Civil War Commemoration

    11/03/2014 - 11/15/2014

    On Nov. 3, 2014, there will be a grand opening of the Civil War Art Exhibit by a local artist at the museum from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit can also be seen during regular hours. Please see museum hours for days and time. This event is free to the public.

    During the celebration of the 150th Civil War Sesquicentennial in Washington County, the Brown House Museum will be offering Living History Demonstrations. Vignettes of historical persons and events during the time of the occupation of Sand... read more

  • 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Sherman's March  to the Sea

    150th Anniversary Commemoration of Sherman's March to the Sea

    11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014

    Join Washington County for the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Sherman's March to the Sea on November 8, 2014. The celebration  begins on the Court House Square at 9:15 a.m. with a performance by the 97th Regimental String Band.


    Schedule of Events:

    10 a.m.: Reenactment of the skirmish, which occurred  on the square between infantry, calvary and artillery of the Confederate and Federal forces.

    10:30 a.m.: Narrations/Vignettes by individuals "who were ... read more