African American Heritage Site at SNCA


283 GA Hwy. 255 N.
Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday : 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Lawrence Dorsey stokes a fire in the hand-laid rock fireplace and chimney.
Slave life interpreter
Leslie Bone cooking demonstration
Interpreter Andrea Chanay tells the story of the life of black Americans as slaves living in the Sautee and Nacoochee valleys.
Interpreter Candis White talks about the history of the cabin which was inhabited by both black and white residents over the course of its 160+ years.
Bob Slack rived the shingles that are now atop the slave cabin when it was moved and renovated.
Andrea Chanay demonstrates how a nineteenth century cabin would have been kept clean by its residents.
The Nacoochee slave cabin is the centerpiece of the African-American Heritage Site at the Sautee Nacoochee Center.
The cabin is original to the Nacoochee Valley and moved to the Sautee Nacoochee Center campus.
The cabin is original to the Nacoochee Valley and moved to the Sautee Nacoochee Center campus.

The African-American Heritage Site brings history to life at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. Framed by 19th century landscaping and antebellum artifacts, the Nacoochee slave cabin (circa 1850) provides a focal point for the story of a people whose labor contributed in countless ways to life in Northeast Georgia. 

The Heritage Site explores the history, hardship, and legacy of slaves who lived in Northeast Georgia from 1822 to 1865. Although the central theme at the Heritage Site is the untold story of slavery in Nacoochee Valley, common bonds and threads run through the lives of black and white families. Similar tools and utensils, crafts and skills, agricultural and industrial technology, and animal husbandry techniques were common to all, regardless of class or race, during the mid-1800s.

Please note: The cabin is open everyday on the SNCA campus; however, access is limited. Please call ahead to ensure that staff are available to provide access. For more information, call 706-878-3300.

Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Special Tags
  • Civil Rights
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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