• Hotels
    Hotels
    Hospitality and southern style can be found in Milledgeville from quaint Bed & Breakfast Inns to over 600 hotel rooms as well as spacious camp grounds. Whether you would like to meander on a white-columned porch while sipping a glass of ice tea or experience comfortable, inviting accommodations with just the right amount of amenities we have everything you need!More info
  • Attractions
    Attractions
    Beneath the sun-dripped shade of towering oaks, Milledgeville still beckons travelers with impressive architecture, historic venues, a glistening lake, and an authentic arboretum. Stroll through our perfectly charming downtown, or take a trolley ride! Amongst the grand Antebellum homes lining the streets of Milledgeville there exists a wealth of cultural...More info
  • Outdoor Activities
    Outdoor Activities
    Milledgeville has so much more than just historic homes and museums to offer. Rent a boat and tour beautiful Lake Sinclair or enjoy a peaceful afternoon of fishing. If your children are more adventurous, you can take a self-guided tour of Bartram Educational Forest. If the boys just want to be boys, send them off to play a round of golf and the girls can enjoy a...More info
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    Restaurants & Dining
    Our charming Mainstreet city offers dining options ranging from country rustic to southern elegance. Whether it is fried chicken or filet mignon, we can accommodate whatever your palate desires! Check out our selection of Milledgeville Georgia Restaurants.More info
  • Trolley Tour
    Trolley Tour
    Milledgeville's Trolley Tour is the best way to take in the town. A drive through the landmark historic district includes rotating visits to the Old State Capitol, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Lockerly Hall, and the Stetson-Sanford House. The trolley tour is available Monday - Friday at 10:00 AM and on Saturday at 2:00 PM. The cost is $12.00 for adults, $10 for seniors...More info

Events in Milledgeville

 Milledgeville, Georgia offers a plethora of great events. Whether it's tours of the Old Governor's Mansion or Live Music or our famed Historic Trolley Tours, you will find it here.  Consider this your source for all Milledgeville events.   2011 marked the Sesquicentennial or 150th year anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.  Milledgeville, which was Georgia's Antebellum Capital, prior to the current capital of Atlanta, played an important role in the Civil War.  Check out all of the great events surrounding the anniversary!

 

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Georgia Artists with Disabilities Traveling Exhibition
Mar 02, 2015 - Apr 02, 2015

Times: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: John Marlor Arts Center

The Pilot Clubs of Metropolitan Atlanta founded Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc. in 1985. Disabled artists throughout Georgia have the opportunity to display and sell their original art, and are eligible to compete for awards and the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in a statewide tour and exhibit. Many mediums of artwork are included in the show, such as pottery, painting, sculpture, woodcarving, photography, weaving, and others. As GAWD begins making plans for the future, we continue to focus on our theme from our very first year - "Visions and Dreams, Tomorrow's Reality." According to the GAWD website, "our main goal over the years has been to identify those disabled citizens of Georgia who are creative, capable, and talented in the arts, so that their achievements and talents can be recognized. There are many disabled artists in Georgia who have visions and dreams, but have no way of making it a reality. We help make it a reality for them."

Allied Arts and the Milledgeville Pilot Club will host a reception honoring local artists included in the Georgia Artists with Disabilities exhibition currently on display in the Marlor House. Residents of the Georgia War Veterans Home and clients of Creative Expressions Studio have works included in the exhibition. The reception is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 am at the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne Street. The public is invited to attend. 

Special Exhibition: "Portraits in Gray, A Civil War Photographic Exhibition."
Mar 02, 2015 - May 22, 2015

Phone: 478-445-4545
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This exhibition will display over seventy images of Civil War Soldiers from the collection of David Wynn Vaughan that were curated by the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Georgia. Visitors will have the opportunity to view these images, reflect on their lives and stories, and learn their fates. This will be an experience you do not want to miss!

Historic Doll Wedding and High Tea
Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

Times: 2 - 4 p.m.
Phone: 478-445-4545
Admission: $20 for Adults and $15 for Children

In the late 1850's, Mary Virginia Brown, daughter of then-Governor Joseph Brown, held a wedding for her two dolls, Jack & Sue Jones, which was officiated by a local Baptist minister. The mansion will be recreating this wedding, and local girls and boys will have the opportunity to have their dolls married following the ceremony.  A full tea, period games and tour of the Mansion will also be a part of this event.

Pet Portrait Watercolor Workshop
Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Allen's Market Building
Phone: 478-452-3950
Admission: $75
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An Intermediate skill level water color class for adults!

Learn how to paint texture into feathers & fur and life into eyes with this newly offered workshop. The workshop will take place on Saturday March 28th from 9-4 with an hour break for lunch. Dana Wiggins will teach and show you how to paint pet portraits in watercolor step by step and how to paint black and white animals using true watercolor techniques! All kinds of fun tips and tricks to add texture and life! We will paint three paintings... a cat, a dog and a parrot. 

Songs of Stage and Screen
Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church of Milledgeville
Phone: 478-445-8289
Admission: Tickets are $5 for the public, GC faculty and staff. GC students receive free admission.
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The music department presents Songs of Stage and Screen featuring choral Ensembles and director Dr. Jennifer Flory. All proceeds are considered donations and will be used for music scholarships.

Atlanta Wind Symphony
Mar 29, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Russell Auditorium
Phone: 478-445-8289
Admission: Tickets are $10 for the public, $7 for seniors, GC faculty and staff. GC students receive free admission.
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The music department presents Atlanta Wind Symphony directed by Dr. Cliff Towner.

Easter Egg Hunt for Kids
Apr 04, 2015 - Apr 04, 2015

Times: Noon
Location: Central State Hospital Pecan Grove
Admission: Free

The 22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt for Kids will be held Saturday April 4th, at 12pm at the CSH Pecan Grove, 10,000 candy, cash and prize eggs - including new bikes and grand easter baskets. This event is FREE and open to the public thanks to sponsors: Z97, Economy Tires, Putnam General Hospital, Childre Nissan, Pittman's Paint & Body Shop, Southside Equipment Company, The Union-Recorder, The Baldwin Bulletin, C & S Body Shop, Miss Dottie's, and Develop CSH.

Lockerly's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015

Location: Lockerly Arboretum
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The Trustees and staff at Lockerly are planning all kinds of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, beginning with a family-friendly meal and outdoor activities on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Public Observatory Night
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015

Times: 8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: Herty Hall Room 405 Observatory
Phone: 478-445-3512

Join the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy for views of the March night sky through the 24" telescope.

An Evening with Frank Ticheli
Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Russell Auditorium
Phone: 478-445-8289
Admission: Tickets are $10 for the public, $7 for GC faculty and staff. GC students receive free admission.
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Lockerly’s First Plant Swap
Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015

Location: Lockerly Arboretum
Phone: 478-454-8664
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Lockerly Arboretum volunteers will host a new event at the Arboretum on Saturday, April 11, as part of a week-end celebration of the Arboretum's 50th Anniversary.If you want to be part of this first-ever Lockerly event, start propagating/dividing plants now. The guidelines are:

1. You'll swap one plant for every plant you bring, with a limit of 12 total (i.e. if you bring five plants to swap you'll take five new plants home).

2. One gallon containers are encouraged

3. All containers should be weed free

4. Make sure plants are washed with a mild soap and water solution 48 hours prior to the swap to discourage any uninvited tag-alongs.

Mark your calendar for a family-friendly dinner on the grounds on April 10th and new outdoor exploring activities for children and adults that weekend in addition to our first Plant Swap on the morning of Saturday, April 11.

Hope For Agoldensummer
Apr 12, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

Times: 2 p.m.
Location: Allen's Market Building
Phone: 478-452-3950
Admission: $10
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Enjoy an afternoon of folk music in the historic Allen's Market. 

Hope is a family band from the fine town of Athens, GA. For nearly 12 years they have traveled the USA creating rusty, angelic melodies with their slide guitar, banjo, jangly percussion, glockenspiel, and a bowed handsaw, and overlaid it all with the sibling-soul-choir harmonies of Claire & Page Campbell.  

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 13, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Max Noah Recital Hall
Phone: 478-445-8289
Admission: Free
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Percussion Ensemble Concert directed by Dr. Ryan Smith, Max Noah Recital hall, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted and will be used for music scholarships. 

Milledgeville Film Festival
Apr 15, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015

Phone: 706-623-3595
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The annual Milledgeville Film Festival, a five day movie explosion in the heart of Georgia's lake country. Features and shorts are welcome in a contest that mixes our city's history and new filmmakers with our Oliver Hardy Comedy Award and Central State Hospital horror screening. Outdoor screening at the Greenway. Compete, chat, and celebrate with other filmmakers in Milledgeville's iconic buildings with our Magnolia Ballroom Gala and renovated Campus Theatre workshops. Tickets available by going to www.milledgevillefilmfestival.com/.

Music at the Mansion
Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015

Times: 6 p.m.
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In partnership with the Georgia College Department of Music, the Old Governor's Mansion will host a concert featuring various university ensembles. This will be a "picnic pops" event, so bring your food, blanket and enjoy an evening of wonderful music. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds benefit music scholarships and the Old Governor's Mansion.

Star-Studded Night
Apr 20, 2015 - Apr 20, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Phone: 478-445-8289
Admission: Free
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The Department of Music presents the Star-Studded Night featuring the Georgia College Orchestra, directed by Dr. David Johnson. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted and will be used for music scholarships.  

Small Ensembles Concert
Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 21, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Max Noah Recital Hall
Phone: 478-445-8289
Admission: Free
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The Department of Music presents the Small Ensembles Concert. Donations will be accepted and will be used for music scholarships. 

Mansion Series Lectures : Dr. Stephen Berry, "Using Civil War Images in the Classroom"
Apr 22, 2015 - Apr 22, 2015

Times: 6 p.m.
Phone: 478-445-4545
Admission: Free
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Mansion Series Lectures : The museum continues its popular lecture series with intriguing lectures on regional topics and historical events. All lectures begin at 6 p.m. in the Mansion's Education Building and are free to the public.

In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Old Governor's Mansion has partnered with the Organization of American Historians to bring four nationally renowned scholars to campus for a series of lectures focused on various aspects of the war.

Music Theatre Scenes
Apr 28, 2015 - Apr 28, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Max Noah Recital Hall
Phone: 478-445-8289
Admission: Free
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Music Theatre Scenes, Max Noah Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted and will be used for music scholarships. 

"Labor Behind the Veil" tours at the Old Governor's Mansion
Jan 01, 2014(No End Date)

Times: Appointment Only
Phone: 478-445-4545
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A historically documented tour, "Labor Behind the Veil: The History of Slaves and Free Persons at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion 1839-1868," provides mansion visitors a glimpse of the working lives of men and women who lived and worked on the mansion grounds.

The tour researched and developed by mansion director Jim Turner, assistant curator Matt Davis  and Deitrah Taylor was years in the making and included reading historic letters, ledgers and documents to piece together the workings of the mansion.

By the end of the tour, visitors should understand issues of race and sex in the Antebellum South and the governors' political views about slavery, furthering the mission of the Old Governor's Mansion Historic House Museum. "Labor Behind the Veil" tours are available by appointment only. Call (478) 445-4545 to book your tour.

"The Collections Tour" at the Old Governor's Mansion
Jan 01, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 11:00 am - 2:00pm, Tues-Fri (by appointment only)
Phone: 478-445-4545
Admission: $15 - Adults, $8 - Seniors, $10 - Groups, $4 - Students
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FOCUS:  The Collections Tour, hosted by the Mansion Curator, provides visitors with an opportunity to hear an in-depth discussion of the Mansion's varied material and textile collections, the process of building the collection following the recent $9.5 million dollar restoration of the structure, and culminating in the methodologies employed in locating both original and period appropriate pieces and materials for display within the museum.

The program will center on specific rooms of the structure and if you have ever been interested in learning about antiques and the tenants of historic preservation, then this is a program that you don't want to miss!

Reservations are required to participate and can be made by calling the Mansion offices at 478-445-4545.  Reservations are due the day before each program.

Historic Trolley Tours
Jan 01, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 10:00 am, M-F; 11:00 am, Sat.
Phone: 800-653-1804
Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children ages 6-13

The Milledgeville guided trolley tour includes rotating visits to the Old State Capitol, c. 1807, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, c. 1841, Lockerly Hall, c. 1839, and the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House, c. 1825.  The trolley is available Monday - Friday at 10:00 am and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children 6-13. Children 5 and under are free. All tours begin at the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Tour stops vary daily. 

Old Capital Museum Tours
Jan 01, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 10am-4pm, Tues-Fri; 12pm-4pm, Sat
Phone: 478-453-1803
Admission: $5.50 per person
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Located on the ground floor of the Old Capitol Building, this regional museum intreprets, preserves and communicates the historical and cultural heritage of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County area of Georgia.  Open for tours 10am - 4pm, Tuesday-Friday, and 12pm - 4pm, Saturday. 

Old Governor's Mansion Tours
Jan 01, 2014(No End Date)

Times: Tours on the hour, 10am-4pm (T-S); 2-4pm (Sunday)
Phone: 478-445-4545
Admission: $10 per person, $7 seniors & pre-booked tours, $2 students
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This National Historic Landmark house is furnished in period antiques and is open for guided tours Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour, admission charge, group rates available. Closed Mondays and all holidays.

Trivia at Buffington's
Jan 01, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: 478-414-1975

Come out for Trivia every Wednesday at Buffington's in historic downtown Milledgeville!

Andalusia Farm Self-Guided Tours
Jan 02, 2014(No End Date)

Times: Thursday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Also open by appointment.
Location: Andalusia Farm
Phone: 478-454-4029
Admission: Free, donations appreciated
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Open to the public Thursday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Also open by appointment.

American author Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She later moved to Milledgeville, Georgia where she graduated fromGeorgia State College for Women in 1945. She earned an MFA in 1947 from theState University of Iowa. After living in New York and Connecticut,O'Connor returned to Milledgeville to live at her family's farm, Andalusia,from 1951 until her death from lupus in 1964. O'Connor often commentedabout Andalusia in her letters and described with great humor and affectionthe operation of this dairy farm managed by her mother, Regina ClineO'Connor. At Andalusia, O'Connor also found the source of many of thesettings, situations, and fictional characters of her stories. While livingat Andalusia, she completed two novels and two collections of short stories.

Please note that GPS devices will often send you to the incorrect location when just typing in the address or searching for nearby attractions. It is best to enter the exact GPS coordinates when searching for directions: N 33 07.514 W 83 15.894

Hookahs at Metropolis Cafe
Jan 02, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 11 am - 10 pm
Phone: 478-452-0247

Sit back and relaz with a hookah every Thursday at Metropolis Cafe! 

Live music at Asian Bistro & Grill
Jan 02, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 11 p.m.
Phone: 478-452-2886

Enjoy live music every Thursday night at Asian Bistro & Grill in the heart of downtown Milledgeville! 

Mark the Magic Man at The Brick
Jan 03, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 6 p.m.
Phone: 478-452-0089

Experience local celebrity, Mark the Magic Man, while enjoying your dinner every Friday night at The Brick!  Witness amazing card tricks, disappearing coins and you may even walk away with a balloon animal! 

Raid the Wine Cellar
Jan 07, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 5 pm - 10 pm
Phone: 478-454-4181

Raid the Wine Cellar every Tuesday night at Aubri Lane's located in a historic bank! 

Tween Club at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library
Jan 13, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 3:30-4:30pm
Phone: 478-452-0677
Admission: Free
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For kids ages 10 to 12 years old this is a club that's just for you! Every second Monday for the month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm come and take part in crafts and other fun activities that are geared toward this special audience. Sign-up is required and participant limits vary. Call for more details.

Old Governors Mansion Curator's Tours
Jan 21, 2014(No End Date)

Times: 11 am & 2 pm
Phone: 478-445-4545
Admission: $15 adults, $8 seniors, $10 adult groups, $4 students
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The Curator's Tour is an in-depth look at the Old Governor's Mansion and focuses on the recent restoration. You will see additional areas of the Mansion that are not usually part of the regular tours. Reservations are required and due the day before each program. Tours are held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month. Cost is $15, adults; $8, seniors; $10, adult groups, and $4, students.


 

 

 

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