Throughout National Historic Preservation Month, our local partners compiled various short clips to give a virtual visit to all our tourists and history fanatics! A silence still occupies the historic sites due to the effects of the coronavirus and they eagerly await the hustle and bustle of their beloved travelers.
Virtual videos have brought life back to places like Memory Hill Cemetery, Andalusia Farm and The Old Governor’s Mansion. With the help of Georgia’s Old Capital Heritage Center and Georgia College Alumni, people are able to experience the rich history that runs deep through our unforgettable city--all from the comfort of your sofa.
Georgia's OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION
This Georgia gem has flourished over the years, keeping Milledgeville’s vibrant history alive since 1839 when it was built. The history can now be seen virtually here thanks to Virtual Reality Georgia that brings a 360-degree tour of the inside of the Governor’s Mansion. Tune in virtually and you can stay in your house slippers! Georgia College Alumni also created a behind the scenes video of the Mansion for all you History lovers that want to see more of Milly’s hidden gems!
MEMORY HILL CEMETERY
Take a stroll down Memory Hill Lanes with virtual videos from Georgia’s Old Capital Heritage Center (The Depot) to learn more about the history of the cemetery. The 2nd oldest cemetery in Georgia, built in 1810, holds many important people from Milledgeville’s past, such as author Flannery O’Connor and US Congressman Carl Vinson. These videos show us the stories behind the names engraved in stone. They are just waiting to be told and thanks to The Depot they now are...
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Home of the famed American author, Flannery O’Connor, Andalusia Farm is one of Milledeville’s most well-known attractions with people coming from all over the United States to see the place where she walked. It remained in the family name until 2003 when it was given to be a museum. It was given to O’Connor’s alma mater, Georgia College, in 2017. Georgia College Alumni have since allowed us to get a glimpse of our dearly loved historic home in Milly with this short video!
Virtual Reality Georgia gives a virtual tour of the grounds that inspired much of Flannery’s work and shows the original furnishing from inside the main home.