MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, January 28, 2019 -- To spotlight Milledgeville’s fascinating past, many historic attractions are offering free admission on Sunday, February 10. This event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super Museum Sunday.” Visitors can tour the Old Governor’s Mansion, walk in the footsteps of Flannery O’Connor at her home Andalusia Farm, admire the eclectic gallery of the John Marlor Arts Center, explore the history of the Sallie Ellis Davis House, and step aboard the African-American Historic Trolley Tour.

Executive Director of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County CVB, Rebekah Snider invites participation, saying “It’s the perfect opportunity to break free of winter’s Netflix binge-watching and add a cultural experience to your day, all free of charge. Visitors and residents alike are invited to explore five treasured historic assets that would normally cost over $35 per person to tour. Whether you explore one site or all five, it’s a fun day for couples, families and friends.“

Milledgeville’s Participating Historic Sites:

Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Completed in 1839, Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion served as the residence for Georgia’s chief executives for over thirty years. The Mansion’s history encompasses the antebellum, Civil War, and early Reconstruction phases of the state’s history.

Free Admission | 12:00-4:00 pm | Guided tours at the top of each hour

Andalusia Farm: The Home of Flannery O’Connor

Andalusia served as the home of famed American author Flannery O’Connor from 1951-1964. 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.

Free Admission | 2:00-4:00 pm | Guided tours at the top of each hour

John Marlor Art Center

This facility is one of three historic buildings which make up the Allied Arts Center. The John Marlor House was built by architect and builder John Marlor as a wedding present for his second wife, Ann Carlton Marlor. It now houses offices and the Elizabeth Bethune Art Gallery.

Free Admission | 12:00-4:00 pm

Sallie Ellis Davis House

This house was the home of a dedicated and passionate Baldwin County educator. Ms. Davis was an inspiration and a pillar of the African-American community in segregated Milledgeville. Her legacy, preserved in her home, is one of excellence.

Free Admission | 12:00-4:00 pm | Guided tours at the top of each hour

African-American Historic Trolley Tour

In honor of Black History Month, the Milledgeville Convention & Visitors Bureau will be offering a free African-American historic trolley tour. The tour will highlight the African-American heritage of Milledgeville where religion flourished, education grew, and influential men and women left their mark on the Antebellum Capital.

Free Admission | 2:00-4:00 pm | 200 West Hancock St. Milledgeville, GA 31061

For more information on Milledgeville’s attractions please contact the Milledgeville-Baldwin Convention & Visitors Bureau at 478-452-4687 or visit us at The CVB office is located at 200 West Hancock Street and is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

About Milledgeville-Baldwin County CVB

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Milledgeville & Baldwin County. Since 1997, the Milledgeville-Baldwin Convention & Visitors Bureau has been building the community brand and driving leisure visitation to boost the local economy. MBCCVB marketing and destination brand efforts increase the number of visitors, the length of time they stay and the amount of things they do and experience while within the destination.