Fort Gaines Museum


115 Washington Street
Fort Gaines GA 39851

Hours of Operation

  • Saturday : 10:00am - 3:00pm


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The Sutton family operated a country store for three generations from 1844 until 1927. Then when Warren Sutton was killed in a tragic traffic accident the store was closed and forgotten. This ancient frontier store complex was undisturbed until it was rediscovered in 1997 and moved to the site of the old "Globe Tavern and Inn" stagecoach stop in historic Fort Gaines, Georgia. Many artifacts are the only survivors of their kind in the U.S. today. Suttons Corner Store Museum is an unprecedented time capsule.

​The restoration process required over a decade of maximum effort and investment. A tour of the museum is a unique historical experience with its petticoat counters, wooden cash registers, antique post office, grist mill, bear traps, blacksmith shop, over 4,000 artifacts, and hundreds of pages of documents pursuant to early frontier life. The museum is run and operated by the Fort Gaines Historical Society.

We are open to the public on the first Saturday of every month. If your group/class would like to arrange a special tour by one of our volunteer docents at a more convenient time, please get in touch with us and we will accommodate you if possible.
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Open Year 'Round
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