Northeast Georgia Mountains / Jefferson

Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm

2355 Ethridge Rd.
Jefferson, GA 30549

  • Mule Day

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  • Teacher's House Interior

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  • Mule Day

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  • Grist Mill Demonstration

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  • Grist Mill

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The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm is an outdoor agricultural museum that functions as an educational and interpretative facility in northeast Georgia. The farm is unique for its collection of intact historic buildings that exist in their original location and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm Foundation, Inc. was created in 1994 as a non-profit organization established to preserve the existing buildings on the 152 acres. Its mission is "to provide and operate an educational and interpretative outdoor museum that uses historic preservation to increase an awareness and understanding of Georgia's agricultural and natural history."

Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm standard operating hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday from April through October. Standard Guided Tour hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday from April through October. Entry is permitted only with a reservation. Self Guided Tours hours are from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week, from April through October. Reservations are not required for self guided tours.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM
    Monday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 7:00AM
    Saturday: 7:00AM

    Admission & Fees

    Self-guided Tours Free

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway

    85, 985

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages