Old School History Museum

Location

305 N. Madison Ave.
Eatonton GA 31024

Rates

  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday : 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 4:00pm

Social

Eatonton's Old School History Museum is a blast from the past. It takes visitors back to school classrooms and hot summer days when they were kids. They will be reminded of the hustle and bustle of small-town life and the past on which the city was built.

In the first room, the vintage drugstore beckons you to hop on a stool and order an old-time malt treat. The marble-topped soda fountain, 1940s jukebox and ice cream chairs and tables complete the drugstore and leave visitors dreaming of summer days and good eats. Next is a reproduction of turn-of-the-century downtown Eatonton with store fronts. The "windows in time" feature artifacts from an old grocery store and barbershop. Next, a gallery guides visitors through early Indian culture, the transition of frontier land to cotton farms, the Civil War and Reconstruction Era and the 20th century. The final room has a classroom restored to its early 1900s condition. It boasts its original blackboard, cloakroom, and vintage desks.

The museum is open Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Docent Guided tours are available on Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Near Interstate Highway
  • 20
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round