Historic Heartland

Historic Heartland


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History Lives in the Heart of Georgia

Filled with breathtaking natural vistas, awe-inspiring art and antiques, and a vibrant music scene, Historic Heartland is brimming with things to do. Find out more about Georgia's Historic Heartland at http://www.exploregeorgia.org/HistoricHeartland.


Filled with breathtaking natural vistas, awe-inspiring art and antiques, and a vibrant music scene, Historic Heartland is brimming with things to do.

Discover the many possibilities:

  • Enjoy – Delightful eateries and refreshing retreats
  • Discover – Georgia’s Civil War Capital and one of the nation’s most beloved college towns
  • Explore – Eclectic trails, botanical gardens, and lake activities


With so many offerings, Historic Heartland is ripe for discovery. Visit Georgia’s central region today.

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More Attractions

  • Museum of Aviation

    One of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast with more than 90 aircraft and missiles, flight simulators and open cockpits. More than 200,000 square feet of exhibits include historical displays...

  • Blue Willow Inn Restaurant and Gift Shop

    The internationally acclaimed Blue Willow Inn Restaurant is located in the historic district of Social Circle in a  turn-of-the-century Greek Revival mansion. Formerly known as the Bertha Upshaw House...

  • Andalusia - Home of Flannery O'Connor

    Andalusia is the home of Flannery O'Connor (1925-64), the renowned American author. It is at this farm on Highway 441 North that her creativity thrived. The Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation recently...

  • Uncle Remus Museum

    Visit the Uncle Remus Museum at Turner Park and gather around the fireside for the adventurous tales of Brer Rabbit, and learn about the life and writing of Joel Chandler Harris. Turner Park, site of the...

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More Events

  • Historic Wagon Rides

    Join this guided wagon ride and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the role they played in making Hard Labor Creek State Park. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Saturday, May...

  • Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    See a display of artifacts and portraits of Hay House residents affected by the war. The exhibit will give special attention to the incredible story of Philemon Tracy, a Confederate family member who was...

  • Blessing of the Animals

    Bring your family pet (fish, rabbit, dog, cat, etc) to Monroe First United Methodist's Blessing of the Animals Service! The service begins at 9 am, and Pastor Dane will bless each one of the animals present...

  • Birding by Kayak

    May is Migratory Bird Month, and what better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of birds than by an easy paddle on Lake Rutledge. We'll look for Kingfishers, Herons, and migrating warblers on this morning...

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Places to Stay

More Places to Stay

  • Hotel Indigo - Athens

    This luxury, eco-chic boutique hotel features an arts and music theme that celebrates Athens' vibrant college-town scene. By breaking out of the conventional hotel mold, Hotel Indigo is actually keeping...

  • Antebellum Inn

    This beautiful c. 1890 home is located in Milledgeville's historic district. The Antebellum Inn offers two parlors and five unique, spacious bedrooms. Our pool cottage is an ideal place for an extended...

  • 1842 Inn

    With an atmosphere straight from "Gone With the Wind," the 1842 Inn blends the amenities of a grand hotel with the ambience of a country inn. A four-diamond inn located in historic Intown Macon, the lovely...

  • New Perry Hotel

    Take a step back in time when you stay in the historical New Perry Hotel. New Perry Hotel is a charming, unique family-owned and -operated hotel that embraces Southern hospitality. This beautiful Southern...

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