The Bridge House

Location

112 N. Front St.
Albany GA 31701

Rates

  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday : 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The restored circa 1858 Historic Bridge House, now home to the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, was built by African-American bridge builder Horace King.  The city's founder, Nelson Tift, hired King to construct the structure to control the bridge's traffic by requiring those crossing the river to pass through the building and past the toll collector's office. In 1915, the property served as P.A. Keenan's Empire Smithing Company, a blacksmith, wheelwright and general repair business. After WWI, the building and business was transformed into Keenan Auto Parts Company. Eventually, the facility would come to house the Albany Welcome Center in 2008. 

A history tour of Albany begins within these four walls. Come by the Bridge House and immerse yourself in the beauty and story of this structure. Tours are available at request.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Concessions
  • Gift Shop
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 520
  • 75
  • 85
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
Information/Services Provided
  • Welcome Center