Happy Birthday Flannery!

Event Date

Monday, March 25, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm

Schedule

Dates & times for March 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue

Andalusia Farm
2628 N. Columbia St.
Milledgeville GA 31061

Rates

  • FREE

Social

Flannery O'Connor
Flannery's Room at Andalusia
Andalusia Farm - Home of Flannery O’Connor
Monday, March 25th is famed American author Flannery O’Connor's Birthday. Andalusia Farm served as her home from 1951-1964, and is celebrating with free admission for the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours will be offered at the top of each hour (last tour begins at 4 p.m.).

First settled in 1814, Andalusia was a cotton plantation and farm until it was purchased by Flannery’s uncle Dr. Bernard Cline in 1931. During the O’Connor’s residency, the site contained 14 buildings with over 520 acres of land that was used for dairy and beef farming. Following a diagnosis of lupus in 1951, O’Connor moved to Andalusia to live under the care of her mother Regina Cline O’Connor. During the 13 years she lived at Andalusia, she completed the bulk of her literary work, as the farm’s environment influenced the setting of many of her writings.

Following her death in 1964, the farm remained in the family until 2003 when it was given to a private foundation for use as a museum. In August 2017, the site was gifted to O’Connor’s alma mater, Georgia College. Today, Andalusia serves as a museum whose mission is to care for, collect, interpret, and exhibit items that illustrate the history of the site during the time which Flannery O’Connor lived on the property (1951-1964). Andalusia is open for public tours and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Finally, what is a birthday without cake? They will have cake all day, with an official cutting at noon.
Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission