Hills & Dales Estate in LaGrange, Georgia
10 Historic Georgia Homes to Tour
From the Swan House in Atlanta to Pebble Hill in Thomasville, plan a trip to discover remarkable historic homes in Georgia.
Yes, you can time travel in Georgia. It's as simple as visiting one of the many historic homes and learning what life was like for those who lived there years ago.
Here are the 10 best historic homes for touring. Be sure to call ahead for tour times and fees.
Due to COVID-19, some destinations might have changed their visitation information. This list may not reflect the most recent updates. Before you go, check social media, the venue's website or call to confirm your plans. For more information, visit Explore Georgia's COVID-19 travel information page.
The lavish 1928 Swan House at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta was built for the Inman family. Designed by famed architect Philip Shutze, it earned its name for the swan motif found throughout the house. Movie buffs will recognize it from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
A National Historic Landmark, the Owens-Thomas House in Savannah is known for its English Regency architecture and elaborate indoor plumbing system — an innovative amenity in 1819. The home also includes an English-inspired ornamental formal garden and an original carriage house with one of the earliest intact slave quarters in the South. Purchase a Triple-Site Pass to see the house, Telfair Academy and Jepson Center for a discounted price.
Plum Orchard Mansion
Plum Orchard Mansion in Cumberland Island was built in 1898 for the Carnegie family and is part of the Cumberland Island National Seashore. The best times to visit this Georgian Revival mansion are when volunteer caretakers are in residence or for the national park's Lands and Legacies Tour.
Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site
Franklin D. Roosevelt built a small vacation home in Warm Springs while serving as governor of New York. He found the area's therapeutic spring waters eased his polio symptoms. Now it is known as Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site.