Travel Milledgeville’s charming southern town with the community’s most iconic mode of transport - “Milly” the Trolley. From beautiful Greek revival style homes to educational centers, Milledgeville prides itself on the historic preservation and classic architecture that makes our town so beautiful. The trolley tour is a two hour guided tour through the landmark historic district and allows guests exclusive entry into three historic sites. Sit back, relax and let our most iconic resident “Milly” take you on a tour of our charming town!

Tours are offered once daily, Wednesday - Friday at 10 a.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. Tickets for adults are $18, seniors/military are $15, children aged 6-17 are $10, and children under 5 years are free of charge. Locations alternate throughout the week so here’s a sneak peek of current sites on rotation: 

Old Capitol Building

Georgia's Old Capitol Building

The Old Capitol Building, currently occupied by Georgia Military College, served as the political mecca for the State of Georgia from 1807-1868. After its construction more than 200 years ago, this building was deemed an architectural icon as the first public Gothic architecture building constructed in America. On the tour, guests receive a private guided tour of the legislative chambers and drive the beautiful grounds outside of the building! (A tour of the Old Capitol Building is included daily.) 

Trolley at St Stephens Episcopal Church

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Recognized as the oldest standing church in Milledgeville, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church hosted worship services beginning in 1832. As the eighth oldest church in the state of Georgia and the third oldest in the diocese of Atlanta, St. Stephens offers architectural delights such as a chancel window of Old English glass, a gothic style roof and dark beadboard wooden interior. The building is noted for taking on damage during the American Civil War. (A tour of St. Stephen’s sanctuary is included daily.) 

Rose Hill

Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum

Built in the mid-1800's by the merchant Richard J. Nichols, Rose Hill remains a timeless historic site in Milledgeville. Rose Hill, the name of the Greek Revival style home, serves as the centerpiece to the grounds of Lockerly Arboretum and overlooks the gardens, pond, and forest nearby. The name of the home is derived from the multitude of Cherokee Rose bushes that grow in the arboretum. The mansion is a significant example of the finest plantation architecture of the Milledgeville area and the home is furnished in period pieces. (A tour of Rose Hill is included on Wednesday’s.)

Sallie Ellis Davis House

Sallie Ellis Davis House

As a mixed woman living in the late 1800's, Sallie Ellis Davis lived her life as a dedicated and passionate educator. Davis prioritized the education of African-American children in Milledgeville, her entire career was served as a teacher and principal at the Eddy School. She not only serves as an inspirational African-American figure but also as a role model for young women. Her home now serves as a legacy to her hard work and dedication to the students of Milledgeville and Baldwin County. (A tour of the Sallie Ellis Davis House is included on Thursday’s.) 

Brown-Stetson-Sanford House

Brown-Stetson-Sanford House 

The Brown-Stetson-Sanford House, built circa 1825, was designed by John Marlor, a notable architectural genius in Milledgeville during the Antebellum era. The house is recognized for its beautiful Palladian portico, the winding spiral staircase inside and the fanlight windows. In its history, this home served the state capital as the Beecher-Brown Hotel and then the State's Rights Hotel for the many visiting legislators before becoming a politically-minded tavern then a tea-room. Today, the house is a historic asset restored to represent middle class life during the Antebellum era. (A tour of the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House is included on Friday’s and Saturday’s.)