Robert Toombs House Historic Site


216 E. Robert Toombs Ave.
Washington GA 30673


  • 13 & Up: $7.00
  • 5-12: $5.00
  • Up to 4: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
Photo Credit: Marcia Campbell

"Defend yourselves, the enemy is at your door," thundered Robert Toombs from the Senate floor on Jan. 24, 1860. It was a turning point in history. Rejecting moderation, Toombs helped lead Georgia to secession and the Civil War. The story is told in exhibits at his restored and furnished home.

Toombs was a state legislator, U.S. congressman and senator. With ambitions of becoming president of the Confederacy, he resented Jefferson Davis' election. Toombs reluctantly accepted appointment as Secretary of State before resigning to take a commission in the Army of Northern Virginia. When his ambitions were frustrated, he resigned and spent the remainder of the war years in Washington, Georgia, brooding and criticizing the Confederate government. His last service to Georgia was helping create the Constitution of 1877, which was not amended until 1945.

Tour the house and grounds, view exhibits and displays. Tours are from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 20
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
  • Open Year 'Round